Sajid Mir, the mastermind of the Mumbai attacks, was convicted just a week before the FATF meeting
The move came in response to stress from many Western countries seeking proof of Islamabad’s earlier claim that Mir had died some time ago.
New Delhi: Pakistani authorities advised Western interlocutors regarding Mir’s detention and punishments shortly before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary session was held in Berlin on June 14-17. The move came in response to stress from many Western countries seeking proof of Islamabad’s earlier claim that Mir had died some time ago. Mir, 44, was convicted to 15-and-a-half years in prison by an anti-terrorism court in Lahore in the first week of June after being found guilty in a terror financing case. Mir was also fined Pakistani 420,000 and is currently serving his time at the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore, according to the daily. “It all ocurred so quietly that no one knew about such an essential court verdict in such a high-profile case, except for a brief report in one of the newspapers, which also failed to attract interest.” His detainment, which appears to have occurred in late April, was also kept hidden from prying eyes in the media, according to the Dawn.