Federal Government placed 62 banned outfits under ATA

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Federal Government placed 62 banned outfits under ATA

The federal government has banned 62 organisations under the Anti-Terrorism Act , said a minister on Thursday, as Pakistan steps up its efforts to choke terrorist funding.

“Amendments in the Anti-Terrorism Act have been made with a focus to choke terrorist funding,” Balighur Rehmanm, state minister for interior, told the Senate during question hour session,

Major sources of funds used by the terrorists in the country include extortion money, funding by certain foreign intelligence agencies and drug money, said the minister.

Till now, he said, 844 cases have been registered in this regard and investigations are underway.

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