Muhammad Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, among other four Pakistani Militants added to UN terrorism sanctions list
WASHINGTON – A United Nations Security Council committee put three Pakistani leaders of the group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and a Saudi operative on a terrorist watch list Wednesday as new evidence surfaced that the group blamed for the Mumbai (formerly Bombay) attacks has expanded its activities and its fundraising well beyond South Asia.
A UN document obtained by McClatchy said that LeT has sent operatives to attack US troops in Iraq, established a branch in Saudi Arabia, and been raising funds in Europe. The group may also have received money from Al Qaeda, suggesting that it has close ties with Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network based along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, the document said.
First hurdle Clear for India?
Militants included in list are Muhammad Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi , Haji Muhammad Ashraf and Mohmoud Mohammad Ahmed Bahaziq. Yesterday the United Nations Security Council has forced sanctions, including a travel ban and assets freeze, on four leaders of a Pakistani militant group (Mr. Muhammad Saeed as leader of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi as it’s chief of operations, Mr. Ashraf as its chief of finance, and Mr. Bahaziq as its financier) blamed by India for last month’s deadly and worst ever attack terrorist attack on India soil in Mumbai.
All four were accused by India and US for terror attack in Mumbai on 26 November 2008 in which more than 180 innocent’s people were brutally killed by the terrorist trained and financed by Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (Let). Though India also wanted to include Hamid Gul on the UN terror watch list, notorious retired chief of ISI Pakistan but China a close ally of Pakistan blocked the move by vetoing the Security Council bill.
So what’s next? Will Pakistan government will be able to crack down on Terrorist organization operating in Pakistan? This is a big question as most of the terror outfits have got backing and even involvements of some of notorious spy agency ISI and Power Army of Pakistan member’s for training and financing purpose. But let see I am just hoping that this time government of Pakistan will do everything to make sure that these type of militants won’t be able to stand again, if Pakistan failed to do then international community are bound to clear out this mess at any cost.
Will this recent arrest and putting these militant under house arrest satisfy India? Of course not we need justice and we need these militant should understand that for every innocent killing in India you people have to pay price and a very big price. So Pakistan should hand over these militants to India so that we start our jurisdiction procedure and get the justice for innocents killed in Mumbai by these militants.