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Ex-envoy Mohmand cleared of terror-financing charges

Ex-envoy Mohmand cleared of terror-financing charges

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Jun 16, 2020 - 10:51

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A former Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistaninfo-icon and five others have been acquitted of terror-financing charges.

Rustam Shah Mohmand and five others had been charged by the counter terrorism department with financing the banned Al Qaeda terror outfit through bank accounts of an NGO for three decades.

On Monday, Anti-Terrorism Court Judge Tariq Khan Yousafzai exonerated the accused before the conclusion of the trial, accepting their application.

Besides Mohmand, Human Concern International Regional Director Ali Nawaz and four other officials were also acquitted by the court.

The CTD police station had filed the first information report (FIR) on July 4, 2019 under Section 11-N of the Anti-Terrorism Act, which deals with the financing of terrorist organisations.

The accused had allegedly diverted charity funds to terrorist organisations, including Al Qaeda, from December 1989 till the registration of the case.

Defence prayed the court their clients had been charged in a trumped-up case. No evidence of the crime was available on record, they insisted.

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