Mumbai Terror Attacks

Pakistan begins seizing charities linked to US-wanted cleric

Amid increasing pressure from the international community, Pakistan on Wednesday began seizing assets and funds belonging to Islamic charities linked to a radical cleric wanted by the U.S., officials said.

It was the first step against Hafiz Saeed since he was freed by Pakistani authorities in November on a court order. He is the founder of the militant Lashkar-e-Taiba group, which was blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.

His release drew criticism from both Washington and neighboring India at the time.

Pakistan's Interior Ministry issued a notification on Wednesday requiring authorities to immediately seize the assets of Saeed's...

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