In a positive development, US responds over UN decision over Pakistan’s Hafiz Saeed

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In a positive development, US responds over UN decision over Pakistan’s Hafiz Saeed

NEW YORK – In a positive development, United States State Department responds over UN decision over Pakistan’s Hafiz Saeed Bank Accounts case.

The US has welcomed United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) decision to allow Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed to use his bank account for personal expenses.

“It shows that Islamabad is working towards accountability for its counter-terrorism efforts as part of its commitments at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF),” US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells said.

“It’s counter-intuitive, but this is actually a positive step,” Alice Wells said. “Countries are required under the obligations of the listings that for any UN-designated individuals, you account for whatever money flow is permitted, such as the family expenses of Hafiz Saeed,” Wells said.

“So actually having these submissions indicates a level of transparency and a key requirement of FATF. We welcome this step,” she added.