US Slams Pakistan For Providing "Safe Havens" To Terrorists

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| July 20 , 2017 , 07:47 IST

The US on Wednesday listed Pakistan among the countries that are providing “safe havens” to terrorists, saying terror groups like the LeT and JeM continued to operate, train, organise and fundraise inside the country.

In its annual ‘Country Report on Terrorism’, the State Department said that terror outfits like Haqqani Network, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad continued to operate, train, organise and fundraise in Pakistan in 2016.

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“Although LeT is banned in Pakistan, LeT’s wings Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FiF) were able to openly engage in fundraising, including in the capital,” it said.

According to the State Department, the Pakistani government did not publicly reverse its December 2015 declaration that neither JuD nor FiF is banned in Pakistan, despite their listing under UN sanctions regimes, although in January 2017, Pakistan placed both organisations “under observation” pursuant to Schedule Two of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

According to the State Department, India and United States continued to seek and strengthen cooperation against terrorist threats from groups including al-Qaeda, the ISIS, JeM, LeT and D-Company (Dawood Ibrahim’s group), including through greater collaboration on designations at the UN. The Indian government continued to closely monitor the domestic threat from transnational terrorist groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), which made threats against India in their terrorist propaganda. A number of individuals were arrested for ISIS-affiliated recruitment and attack plotting within India, the report said.

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The US report on global terrorism has become public these days in July 2017. It says that Pakistan is also a safe haven for terrorists, strengthening the charge India has been making before global community for a long time. It is a great event that the said charge has now been supported by US also. Readers may however , like to know this Vedic astrology writer’s prediction in article “ 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November. It was predicted , among other things , that April to July in 2017 looks to be presenting opportunities and realization to an extent. These could be positive circumstances of encouragement on national scene. It can be said that the prediction has been meaningful.