10,000pc increase made in terrorists’ frozen funds, NA told

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The government has revealed in the National Assembly that due to the strict interrogation policy of National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), 10, 000 percent increase has been made in the terrorists’ frozen and confiscated funds in one and half years. The increase in terrorist financing was up by 480 percent and 540 percent raised in the financial inquiry.
It was told in the National Assembly that the people of Punjab and Sindh had 11 lakh 42 thousand 736 weapons licenses issued by NADRA over the past three years.
The government also formulated and implemented the first ever policy on financial investigations, including investigations into cases of terrorism financing, as well as parallel financial investigations of acts of terrorism to see the TF link. This policy was duty approved by the PM before being implemented. As a result, the financial investigations and prosecutions in the country have registered a phenomenal growth since June 2018.
NADRA receives more than 47 billion 33 crore in fees for computerized identity cards while in the three years, the employees of NADRA were paid 43 per cent in salary and privileges.
Some people have to render their lives like Hussein and some people like Shamer and Firghon, expressed State Minister Shariar Afridi in the National Assembly in response to written questions.
To a question by member Chaudhry Hamid Hameed, the Inter-Provincial Ministry of Defence informed the House in a written reply that Rs 6.5 million as travel expenses has been increased on the foreign visits of Pakistan Cricket Board officials compared to last year.
In response to a question from member Shams-un-Nisa, the Interior Ministry in its written response informed the House that NACTA released 664 intelligence reports on terrorism in 2018 while till November 25, 2019, 559 intelligence reports were released by the NACTA Helpline 1717. On an average 1900 calls are received daily, 597 worth of helpline in 2019, it added. It said telephone calls were also received on which cases were registered. The government has devised a policy to curb terrorist financing, which has resulted in increase of 540% Since June 2018 as the country has witnessed a remarkable increase in financial investigations.
Minister of State for SAFRAN Sheheryar Afridi in response to the question of Abdul Shakoor,
Sheheryar Afridi said that the first FATA budget was Rs 58 billion after the merger and 162 billion allocated for FATA overhaul. On this the slogans of falsehood came out and said that the government in FATA had spent nothing.
The government should mention the name of a project that has been completed in FATA. Please provide details of all the projects initiated in FATA, Afridi was asked. Muhsin Shanawaz said, “Sheheryar Afridi is my brother but he speaks lie about FATA and has has to render his life to Allah.
To which Shahriar Afridi replied that some people have to give Jaan to Allah as Hussain and some like Shamar and Firghon.