Pakistan court sentences Hafiz Saeed to 10 years jail

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Jamat-ud-Dawa head Hafiz Saeed
Jamat-ud-Dawa head Hafiz Saeed

SRINAGAR — A local court in Pakistan on Thursday sentenced Jamat-ud-Dawa head Hafiz Saeed, along with three others, to 10-year imprisonment in an illegal funding case. The court also ordered that Saeed’s properties be confiscated.

Saeed is currently lodged at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. In February, this year, he was sentenced to 11 years in two terror funding cases and imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 in each case.

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Saeed and 12 other top leaders of JuD were booked in nearly two dozen cases of terror financing on July 03, last year. Later that month, Saeed was arrested by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) while he was travelling between Gujranwala and Lahore.

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