Pakistan seizes accounts of 5,100 terror suspects, including Masood Azhar
Islamabad: Following India’s stern stance on terrorism, Pakistan authorities have seized the bank accounts of about 5,100 terrorists including Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar. Around Rs. 400 million Pakistani rupees are deposited in these accounts.
Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior had requested State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to seize the accounts of terror suspects. "Following a request of the Ministry of Interior, we have frozen accounts of all top suspected terrorists, including Masood Azhar, son of Allah Bux," said a senior official of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).
It could be mentioned here that Masood Azhar in under a protective custody after Pathankot air base terror attack.
The interior ministry had sent three lists in which Masood Azhar was listed in category ‘A’. “Azhar has been included in the list's top suspects whose accounts were frozen by the SBP. Azhar's name was listed in category 'A' of the 4th Schedule,” said officials of the Ministry of Interior and SBP.
"It happened since the government put the JeM chief under 'protective custody' of security agencies after terrorists attacked the Pathankot Airbase," the officials added.
National Coordinator of National Counterterrorism Authority (Nacta) Ihsan Ghani said that about 5,000 accounts of terror suspects have been seized by the SBP.
Among the 5,000 accounts of terrorists, 26 belonged to terror suspects of PoK.
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