Pakistan spend millions on terror outfits, admits Pak minister

Pakistan Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah. Photo: Twitter

Confessing to have spent billions of rupees on terror outfit Jamat-ud-Dawa Pakistan interior minister Retd. Brig Ijaz Ahmed Shah said that the Imran Khan government has spent billions of Rupees on the terror outfit to attach them to the mainstream.

According to reports, during a talk show on a Pakistani private news channel Hum News, the minister said, “We have spent millions of rupees on JuD. We need to demotivate the members of the proscribed organisation and bring them down to the mainstream.”

Earlier, during his maiden visit to the United States in July, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had made a similar revelation that his country still has about 30,000 to 40,000 militants “who have been trained and fought in some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir.”

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Earlier too at an event, he said before before his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government came into power, the governments did not have the “political will” to disarm around 40 different militant groups operating on their soil.

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Last month, the FATF’s regional affiliate Asia-Pacific Group (APG) had put Pakistan in the enhanced expedited follow-up list, a category reserved for countries having major deficiencies in their anti-money-laundering and counter-financing of terrorism framework and implementation.

Aprt from the admssion that Pakistan has been funding terrorists tge Retd Brig also revealed that Islamabad has failed to get support from the international community over its stand on Kashmir issue.

He also blamed “ruling elite’ including Iran Khan for “destroying” the image of the country, a day after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah during the 42nd UNHRC session in Geneva, claimed that India has transformed Jammu and Kashmir into the largest “caged prison in this planet” after the abrogation of Article 370 and that the human rights were being “trampled with impunity” there.

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