Pakistan arrests alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind accused Jul 18, 2019 0 942 12345 ReutersLAHOREPakistani authorities arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on Wednesday on terrorism financing charges.US President Donald Trump welcomed the move and said it was the result of pressure from his administration on Pakistan to get tougher on militants, while an Indian government official said that merely arresting Saeed was not enough and that he should be put on trial and convicted.The arrest, announced by the spokesman for the chief minister of Punjab province, came days before a visit to Washington by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has promised to crack down on militant groups operating in Pakistan.“After a ten year search, the so-called “mastermind” of the Mumbai Terror attacks has been arrested in Pakistan. Great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him!,” Trump tweeted.Previous US administrations have also urged Islamabad to crack down on militants.Saeed would often address public rallies and regularly give sermons at Pakistani mosques besides leading a political party his charity group founded.He has denied any involvement and said his network, which includes 300 seminaries and schools, hospitals, a publishing house and ambulance services, has no ties to militant groups.A spokesman for Punjab Governor Shahbaz Gill said Saeed was arrested near the town of Gujranwala in central Pakistan.“The main charge is that he is gathering funds for banned outfits, which is illegal,” the spokesman said. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES ICJ asks Pakistan to grant consular access to ‘spy’ Jadhav, denies India’s plea to dismiss case Jul 18, 2019 0 625 Flood situation continues to worsen in India’s Assam, Bihar Jul 18, 2019 0 262 Pakistan welcomes ‘fitting’ verdict on India’s Kulbhushan case Jul 18, 2019 0 208 India aims to expel all illegal migrants: Interior minister Reuters NEW DELHI India will identify and deport illegal immigrants from across the country, the interior minister said on Wednesday, stepping up a campaign that critics say could stoke religious tension and further .. Afghan colonel killed in ‘insider attack’ Ghazni: American troops opened fire after an “enemy insider” shot and killed an Afghan commander in central Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said, in yet another deadly Taliban-claimed infiltration. According to .. Taliban kill more than 20 Afghan commandos AFP Herat, Afghanistan At least 20 Afghan commandos were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, marking yet another loss for the elite troops amid a push to end the war. Provincial .. US sanctions Myanmar military leaders over abuses on Rohingyas reuters washington The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of .. Sri Lanka orders arrest of top police watchdog Colombo: Sri Lanka’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered the arrest of a top officer at the police watchdog over his alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar gun-running racket. Saman Dissanayake, the .. Duterte says he won’t be tried by international court Reuters MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared he will never be tried by an international court for mass killings in his war on drugs, and vowed no let up in a crackdown that he said he was winning and would ..