Snubbed by Saudi Arabia, Pakistan tightens noose around terrorists

By Aarti Tikoo Singh
Islamabad/New Delhi(DL), August 22 : After a main snub from that leader of the Company of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Saudi, the Imran Khan govt in Pakistan(PAK) on Sat. once again said that it’s cracking down on its terror teams functioning over India(In).

Pakistan(PAK)’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on Sat. declared a list of 88 members of terrorist teams on that it’s purportedly enforced extra constraints.

Aside from remaining, the list includes underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Lashkar-e-Taiba chief & mastermind of 2008 Mumbai (Bombay) terror targets Hafiz Saeed & Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, those have for long being perpetrating terror targets over India(In).

Apart from, the list also reconfirmed that Dawood, 1 of India(In)’s most wanted people accountable for the 1993 Mumbai (Bombay) series blasts & multiple different terror targets, lives in Karachi in the White Home near Saudi Arabia mosque, Clifton.

He also owns different properties like Home Number 37 & 30th Street, Defense Housing Authority, Karachi, & a palatial bungalow within the hilly region of Noorabad in Karachi.

In 2 notifications released on Aug 18, the Pakistani govt instructed fiscal sanctions on the terrorists that contain seizure of all of their own properties & freezing of their own bank accounts.

Although Islamabad has in the last multiple times said to have enforced constraints on majority of the listed terrorists, the latest move comes amidst a severe economic & fiscal crises.

With its coffers almost empty, Pakistan(PAK) had borrowed $6.two billion loan from Saudi in 2018. The loan package included a provision under that Saudi granted Pakistan(PAK) $3.two billion value of oil, a yr. on postponed payments. However Saudi halted the provision of oil on loan for Pakistan(PAK) after the Imran Khan govt threatened to split the OIC over Kashmir.

The Pakistan(PAK) Troops has attempted to invade Indian Kashmir 4 times within the last 7 decades & was waging a proxy war (cross-border terrorism) over India(In) for the past 3 decades.

From Aug previous year, when India(In) revoked the special status to the erstwhile state of J&K, & took it directly within the curb of the Central govt, the Imran Khan govt was seeking help in its favour, from that 57-member OIC, the largest bloc of Islamic nations within the globe.

Although, India(In)-Saudi relations under PM Narendra Modi & Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) have strengthened, much to the dismay of Pakistan(PAK).

As a consequence, Saudi denied to convene a foreign ministers’ gathering on Kashmir. The Imran Khan govt ruined the Saudi Arabia-Pakistan(PAK) relationship furthermore by threatening to split the OIC over the problem.

The danger irked MBS so much that he rebuffed Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa who had toured Saudi previously this week to mend the differences.

The deterioration within the bilateral relations has worsened Pakistan(PAK)’s fiscal status awhile it’s already under tremendous stress from that terror-funding watchdog, the Paris-based Fiscal Action Task Enforce (FATF), that has put the nation on the grey list from Jun 2018.

To gain off the list, Pakistan(PAK) needs to show that it’s complying with the circumstances & cracking down on terror teams.

With no fiscal reprieve from Saudi & mounting stress from that FATF, Pakistan(PAK) in its latest notifications has said that it’s captured funds & different fiscal assets (or) economic resources of terror teams.

It’s also prohibited donations within the form of funds, economic resources, fiscal assets, (or) different related solutions.

Lastly, it’s restricted the travel of the listed terrorist crowd chiefs & members in a time when global travel is already in its lowest because of the COVID-19 epidemic.