Lahore: Pakistan plans to shift the students of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) to the government-run schools after an international terror financing watchdog raised objection over allocation of Rs 180 crore for these institutions. A senior government official told PTI on Tuesday that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had objected the Pakistani government’s allocation of Rs 180 crore for running the JuD and FIF schools across the country. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: London”The government could not satisfy the FATF about running a good number of seminaries and schools of JuD and FIF after taking over their control in March. Therefore, the Imran Khan administration is seriously considering shifting the students of these seminaries and schools to the government-run institutions,” he said. The official said the FATF was apprehensive of the Pakistani government’s move to allocate such a huge sum of money for the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Falah-i-Insaniat institutions. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassador”It (FATF) suspected that the government might not be able to dissociate the JuD and the FIF activists associated with these institutions, he said. A source in the Punjab government said that the JuD and the FIF activists are somehow associated with their educational institutions the government has taken over. He said these activists are waiting for appropriate time to take back their positions. The government has also taken over the JuD headquarters in Lahore and Muridke and stopped Saeed from entering there.
A heated exchange between the Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi players during the incident saw Shakib Al Hasan calling his team off the field with just a few runs needed for Bangladesh to win the game.The Bangladesh team returned to the field and hit the winning runs to beat Sri Lanka by two wickets. India is already in the final and Bangladesh and hosts Sri Lanka battled it out for a chance to enter the final. The game got heated when the Bangladesh team felt they had not been awarded no-balls for the height of some deliveries bowled by Sri Lanka in the final over. The dressing room of the Bangladesh cricket team was found damaged following a heated cricket match with Sri Lanka in Colombo.Bangladesh won the match and knocked out Sri Lanka from the final of the tri-nation tournament which also features India. It was reported that even after the match was over tensions flared between some Sri Lankan and Bangladesh players.The dressing room of the Bangladesh team was later found damaged with glass on the floor. (Colombo Gazette)Picture courtesy twitter @AzzamAmeen