Another eyewash, nothing will emerge out of this, says veteran crime reporter Baljeet Parmar
MUMBAI, Aug 22, 2020: (BNC Network) Pakistan seems to have officially admitted that most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan.
Dawood’s name figures in the list of 88 leaders proscribed by the Pakistan Government, media reports from Pakistan say.
The federal government has proscribed 88 leaders and members of terrorist groups, in compliance with the new list, issued by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recently.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government issued two notifications on August 18, announcing sanctions on key figures of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Taliban, Daesh, Haqqani Group, al-Qaeda, and others,reports The News of Lahore.
The report lists several banned outfits and people, including Dawood Ibrahim of Indian state of Maharashtra and his associates.
The link to The News: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/703870-pakistan-imposes-more-restrictions-on-terrorists
Dawood is wanted by Indian government in connection with the Mumbai blasts and other cases.
Pakistan has been in a denial mode saying Dawood does not stay in Pakistan though Indian police firmly believe that he is not only hiding in Clifton, Karachi, but under ISI security.
Asked to comment on the development, veteran crime reporter Baljeet Parmar said: "I think it yet another sort of eye wash. Pakistan government is once again trying to fool the international community by issuing such notices. Nothing will happen on the ground. One excuse or the other will surface soon."
According to Wikipedia, Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar (born 26 December 1955) is a mobster and drug dealer most wanted by India with a reward of $25 million over his head, and has been wanted since 1994. He is originally from Dongri, Mumbai.
He is believed to be residing in Pakistan or United Arab Emirates according to the Indian government and heads the Indian organised crime syndicate D-Company which he founded in Mumbai in the 1970s.Dawood is wanted on the charges of terrorism, murder, extortion, targeted killing, drug trafficking and various other cases. He was designated as a global terrorist in 2003 by India and the United States with a reward of US$25 million on his head for his believed role in the 1993 Bombay bombings. In 2011, he was named number three on "The World's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives" by the FBI and Forbes.