- Ordinance signed by President Mamnoon endorses an action against UN-declared outfits that includes ban on offices, freezing assets
ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday promulgated the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 that enables the government of Pakistan to impose bans on the entities banned by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
He promulgated the ordinance in the exercise of the powers conferred by the clause (1) of the Article 89 of the Constitution in a further amendment of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
Following an amendment in Section 11-B and 11-EE of the ATA, the organisations and personnel banned through the UN’s Security Council’s resolution will stand banned in Pakistan too.
The measures proposed in the ordinance endorse nation-wide actions against the outfits, including a ban on their offices and freezing the bank accounts.
According to the ordinance issued by the law ministry, through the amendment in the ATA, the authorities concerned will be able to take action against the UNSC-banned individuals and terror outfits.
Under the framework of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – an international body that combats money laundering and terrorist financing— it is imperative for the governments to take measures against the UN-banned outfits.