Lahore, 24th August: Dawood Ibrahim, India’s most wanted man lives in Karachi, Pakistan.
According to the report of Baaghi TV, Indian media claims Pakistan admits that the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim resides in its port city Karachi.
According to the Indian website NDTV, Dawood Ibrahim, one of India’s most wanted men, lives in Karachi, the Pakistani government has said, after years of denying that it shelters the underworld don blamed for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts along with other terrorists.
It says, according to Pakistani authorities, Dawood Ibrahim’s address is “White House, Near Saudi Mosque, Clifton” in Karachi, Pakistan. He also has other properties listed as “House Nu 37 – 30th Street – Defense Housing Authority, Karachi” and “Palatial bungalow in the hilly area of Noorabad in Karachi”.
According to the Indian media, “Pakistan’s admission came in a list of 88 banned terror groups disclosed as part of its efforts to wriggle out of tough financial sanctions for helping terrorists.”
Reportedly, Pakistan had imposed financial sanctions on the terror groups and their leaders, including Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, and Dawood Ibrahim, by ordering to seize all of their properties and freeze bank accounts.
The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) put Pakistan on the grey list in June 2018 and asked Islamabad to implement a plan of action by the end of 2019, but the deadline was extended later due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The government issued two notifications on August 18 announcing sanctions on key figures of terror attacks such as 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Saeed, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Azhar, and underworld don Ibrahim.
Indian media claims if such reports are true, then this could be the first time Pakistan has acknowledged the presence of Dawood Ibrahim on its soil.
Ibrahim, who has multifaceted illegal businesses, is India’s most wanted terrorist after the 1993 Mumbai bombings in which 257 people were killed and 700 were injured.
India and the US also accuse 59-year-old Dawood of financing terror groups including al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
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