Hafiz Saeed To 10 Years Jail Term

  • 19-Nov-2020
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After nearly 12 years since the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terror attack unfolded, the prime accused Hafiz Saeed has been sentenced to 10 years in two terror cases by a court in Pakistan.
This was not the first time that chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front organisation for the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), was sentenced in a terror case by a Pakistani court.

As per the reports, Hafiz Saeed and his two aides – Zafar Iqbal and Yahya Mujahid – have been sentenced to 10-and-a-half years each, while his brother-in-law Abdul Rehman Makki has been sentenced to six-month imprisonment.

In February, Hafiz Saeed along with some of his aides were convicted and sentenced to 11 years in a terror-financing case.



Outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, a UN designated terrorist and founder of the LeT, was the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack. The US Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. The US Ohas also offered a USD 10 million reward for information that brings Saeed to justice.

Pakistan had been reluctant to take any concrete action against Saeed. It has also faced strict scrutiny and serious warnings from FATF (Financial Action Task Force) for its lack of action to curb terror financing by pro-terror groups and individuals.