Pakistan Failed To ‘Limit’ Funding, Recruitment, Training By Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed: US Report

The US report cited how global terrorist Hafiz Saeed even fielded candidates in the election in Pakistan

Washington: 

Pakistan has failed to “significantly limit” major terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) from funding, recruiting and training terrorists on its soil and has allowed some “overtly” affiliated with their front organisations to contest the general elections in July last year, according to a report released by the US State Department.

According to the ‘Country Reports on Terrorism 2018’, Pakistan has failed to restrict the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network from operating in safe havens on its soil, despite Islamabad’s open support for a political reconciliation between the Afghan Taliban and Afghan government.

While the report noted Pakistan’s efforts in connection to the implementation of conditions laid down by Financial Action Task Force or FATF, it slammed the country for failing to uniformly implement UN sanctions against terror groups like LeT and its affiliates.

“Although the Pakistani government voiced support for political reconciliation between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban, it did not restrict the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network (HQN) from operating in Pakistan-based safe havens and threatening the US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan,” it said.

“The government failed to significantly limit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) from raising money, recruiting, and training in Pakistan -…

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