US: Pakistan Should Continue Ban on Terror-linked Charity Groups

Washington is criticizing Pakistan for ending a ban on two Islamic charity organizations the United States has designated as terrorist groups. The expiration of the ban on Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) runs counter to Pakistan's commitment to work with global terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a U.S. official told VOA. "The United States is deeply concerned that this development will jeopardize Pakistan's ability to meet its commitments under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1267 to freeze and prevent the raising and moving of funds belonging to or associated with U.N.-designated terrorist groups," according to a U.S. State Department spokesman. Washington is urging Pakistan to pass legislation that formally proscribes JuD and FIF....................

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