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Pakistan Minister Admits Govt Spent Billions On Terror Outfit JuD

Written By Pragya Puri | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Pakistan’s Interior Minister admitted in interview to a news channel that Pakistan has spent billions on boycotted and banned terror group Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD)
  • Minister also blamed Prime Minister Khan for “pulverising’ the image of the country
  • Pak PM Imran Khan, prior to his maiden visit to the US in the month of July, had made a comparable disclosure that his nation still has around 30,000 to 40,000 militants

Pakistan’s Interior Minister admitted in an interview to a news channel that Pakistan has spent billions of rupees on boycotted and banned terror group Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD). Brig Ijaz Ahmed Shah, who likewise asserted that the "administering world-class" devastated Pakistan's picture, has said that Imran Khan-government has burned through billions of rupees on the dread terror group to bring them to the center stage. 

Pak spent billions on JuD

In an interview with the journalist Nadeem Malik, during a television show broadcast on a Pakistani private news station Hum News, Shah stated, "We have spent billions of rupees on JuD. We need to demotivate the members of the proscribed organisation and bring them down to the mainstream."

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, prior to his maiden visit to the United States in the month of July, had made a comparable disclosure that his nation still has around 30,000 to 40,000 militants "who have been trained and fought in some parts of Afghanistan or Kashmir".

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Khan govt lacks 'political will'

Khan had likewise said that before his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government came into power, administrations did not have the "political will" to incapacitate terrorist operations that are being executed on the Pakistani land. According to the Pakistani Prime Minister, there are approximately 40 different dissident gatherings that are still working inside the boundary of Pakistan. As reported by ANI, the Interior Minister’s remarks have come amid as a way to safeguard their reputation before the upcoming meeting of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in October.

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Pakistan part of  expedited follow-up list

According to the media, the Minister will be required to submit the last assessment report on Islamabad's activity intend to control the financial aid given terrorist funding. A month ago, the FATF's territorial subsidiary Asia-Pacific Group (APG) had placed Pakistan in the enhanced expedited follow-up list. This is an exclusive category which is saved for the countries that are facing major deficiencies in their anti-money-laundering and counter-financing of terrorism framework and implementation as reported by ANI.

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Pakistan against revoking Article 370

In another major embarrassing confirmation that was made during the TV program, the Minister told that Islamabad has failed to get support from the worldwide system over its stay on Kashmir issue. Shah also blamed PM Khan for “pulverising’ the image of the country. This accusation was followed by the visit of Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to the 42nd UNHRC session being hosted in Geneva. The Foreign Minister at the meeting claimed that India degraded Jammu and Kashmir into the biggest "confined jail on Earth" after the abrogation of Article 370 and this further led to human rights being "stomped on without risk of punishment" in new J&K.

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