Islamabad, ANI. Pakistan’s love for terrorists is not going to end so soon. Once again Pakistan has failed to prove its counter-terrorism commitment to the international community. Recently, the country’s court had released six terrorists, including the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

According to Inside Over, those released have been identified as Professor Malik Zafar Iqbal, Nasrullah, Samiullah, Yahya Mujahid, Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki and Umar Bahadur. Barring Makki, all the five terrorists were sentenced to nine years in prison.

Six terrorists were mentored by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder terrorist Hafiz Saeed in the Mumbai terror attack. Saeed was convicted several times by a Pakistani court and was later acquitted. Terrorist groups in Pakistan change the names of their organizations to evade investigation and counter allegations.

Earlier, in April this year, a New York-based artificial intelligence start-up revealed that Pakistan has quietly removed the names of around 4,000 terrorists from its terror watch list. The names removed include Lashkar leader and Mumbai attack mastermind Zakir ur Rehman Lakhvi and many others.

According to Inside Over, artificial intelligence start-up Castellum has revealed that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had placed 7,600 names on the country’s terror watch list in October 2018. Subsequently, it was found that data between March 9 and 27 showed that Pakistan removed 1,069 names from the banned persons list.

On the other hand in 2020 the United Nations Committee allowed Hafiz Saeed to use his bank account to help his family. The UN committee said that the Speaker has approved the appeal, with no objection to Pakistan’s request for Hafiz Saeed’s basic expenses. Earlier, Hafiz Saeed’s bank accounts were frozen by the Pakistani government in compliance with the UNSC resolution

Edited By: Manish Pandey