Stepping up its fight against militancy, Pakistan on Friday announced the formation of a federal counter-terrorism force, directed financial bodies to check funding to militants and set up a panel for implementing the plan to deal with the scourge.
Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against suspected Indian operatives and an ultra outfit of Bangladesh to probe "terror funding" crimes in the aftermath of the Burdwan blast in West Bengal.
A high-level meeting was chaired
by Union Home Secretary R K Singh here to review the cases
related to terror funding and agencies were asked to work in
close coordination with Enforcement Directorate.
ATMs have become the new gateways
to fund terror activities and carry out money laundering as
economic intelligence agencies are recording an increasing
trend of suspicious withdrawals of huge amounts.
Goa opposition leader Manohar Parrikar Thursday alleged that illicit liquor worth crores of rupees was being smuggled from here to states bordering Pakistan and the money used to fund terror outfits in the neighbouring country.