Another Pak ploy
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India, Feb. 14 -- This is as anodyne as it can get, Pakistan imprisoning globally proscribed terrorist and mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks Hafiz Saeed . For the nth time. That too on terror-financing charges. Clearly, Pakistan is indulging in another round of tokenism to escape severe action by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the anti-money-laundering watchdog, something which would cost it international aid. With consistent lobbying, it managed to win over the monitoring panel recently when its members expressed satisfaction over its corrective compliances and counter-terrorism efforts. The crackdown on Saeed is another demonstrable tradeoff tool, with fringe benefits. This time he has been charged with routing money throug...
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