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Pakistan concedes it’s home to 11 terrorists who handled 26/11 attack

The other 2 most wanted men for India, Masood Azhar and Dawood are not listed in the 921-page document since Pakistan does not recognise their presence on their soil

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Politics World Pakistan concedes it's home to 11 terrorists who handled 26/11 attack

The top investigative authority of Pakistan, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), on 11 November accepted the presence of eleven 26/11 terrorists, who facilitated the 26/11 terror attack, on its soil.

The agency’s report that runs into over 880-page lists Muhammad Amjad Khan of Multan, who was involved in the purchase of the boat Al Fouz involved in the 2008 terror attack. Amjad purchased a Yamaha MotoR boat engine, life jackets, Inflatable boats from ARZ water sport, Karachi, later used in the attacks on India’s financial center.

The report mentions Shahid Gafoor from Bahawalpur, who was the captain of the boat Al-Hussaini and Al-Fouz used by the terrorists.

The report lists nine crew members of the boats used in the Mumbai terror attack.

These are Muhammad Usman from Sahiwal district, Ateeq-Ur-Rehman from Lahore district, Riaz Ahmad from Hafizabad,  Muhammad Mushtaq from Gujranwala district, Muhammad Naeem from Dera Ghazi Khan district, Abdul Shakoor from Sargodha district, Muhammad Sabir from Multan, Muhammad Usman from Lodhran district, Shakil Ahmad from Rahim Yar Khan district. All are members of the UN listed terror group Lashkar-e-Tayyaba.

The report names 1,210 high profile and most wanted terrorists in the country.

While the updated list names some of the planners of Mumbai terror attack in its ‘most wanted list’, the masterminds Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi are not listed since their whereabouts are known. Hafiz Saeed is in Pakistani prison, while Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s name was from Pakistani watch list earlier this year.

The other two most wanted men for India, Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim are not listed in the 921-page document since Pakistan does not recognise their presence on their soil.

Hafiz Saeed is a UN listed international terrorist and the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks while Masood Azhar is the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed and was listed as an international terrorist in 2019 after the Pulwama terror attack that killed over 40 Indian paramilitary forces.

Earlier this year, a Pakistan court convicted Saeed for 5 years for financing of terror.

When it comes to Dawood Ibrahim, while Pakistan has never accepted that he is in the country, it’s well known that he stays in Karachi. In fact, he being a UN listed terrorist as well, has his address mentioned as Karachi, the provincial capital of southern Sindh province.

The list has 161 most wanted terrorists from Baluchistan, 737 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 100 from Sindh, 122 from Punjab, 32 from Islamabad, and 30 from Pakistani occupied Kashmir on the most wanted list.

The list, interestingly mentions the name of Altaf Hussain, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) leader now living in London, Pakistan Opposition Party PMLN’s leader Nasir Butt, and those involved in attacks on former Pakistani President Parvez Musharraf and former PM Shaukat Aziz.

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