Pakistan requests United Nations to allow Hafiz Saeed to withdraw monthly expenses from frozen bank accounts

Terrorist Hafiz Saeed “supports a family of four” and is responsible for their food and clothing needs, Pakistan said in a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) requesting that the 26/11 mastermind be allowed to withdraw money for monthly expenses.

Pakistan in a letter dated 15th August to the UNSC said the request was approved after no objections were raised by the deadline of the same date.

In the letter submitted to the UN Security Council’s 1267 Committee – which oversees sanctions against terrorists – Pakistan said Hafiz Saeed supports a family of four members and as a sole supporter, he was responsible for the “food, drink and clothes expenses for all family members.”

Pakistan asked UNSC to let Hafiz Saeed withdraw 1,50,000 Pakistani rupees “to cover the necessary basic living expenses for himself and his family.”

The letter added that Pakistan government had received a request from “a Pakistani citizen Hafiz Saeed”, who has “worked as assistant professor in University of Engineering and Technology Lahore for the period 1974 to 1999, he had completed a pensionable service of 25 years and drawing a pension of 45700 through his bank account…”.

Hafiz Saeed is currently at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail after the Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Department booked him for terror financing.

Saeed is the founder of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, and they mastermined the gruesome 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Source : Various