Pakistan never mentioned the facts about Dawood Ibrahim in any official document till August 18, 2020

Pakistan tried to conceal the facts related to most-wanted Dawood Ibrahim and Zakir ur Rehman Lakhvi, Indian Intelligence agencies now have the evidence, India Today has reported.

The intelligence agencies have claimed that Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) 2020 is the first time that Pakistan has mentioned the names of India’s most wanted men with their details. The document released on August 18, 2020 mentions Dawood Ibrahim’s Karachi address which India always claimed.

Pakistan never mentioned the facts in any official document till August 18, 2020. In fact, the examination of SROs of 2015 and 2019 revealed that it was uploaded later retrospectively, the report suggested.

The report highlights several snapshots revealing the foul play. The Internet Archive project first examined Pakistan’s ministry of Foreign Affairs UNSC sanctions web page in December 2019. The web page was not found.

Several other screenshots released in January 2020 revealed SROs documents of 2015 and 2017 while a screenshot released in February 2020 revealed the 2016 SRO document. The URL of the PDF files indicates when they may have been uploaded which does not match the year in which the document should have been made, India Today reports.

While the 2020 document released in August does contain the reference under 2020/08, the documents released between December 2015 and January 2020 have reference date as 2020/01 suggesting the fact that they were uploaded in January this year.

The Indian intelligence agencies have called out Pakistan’s lies and have said that India will unmask Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in September.

“The move puts Pakistan in the dock as the sovereign country is lying. The evidence will be put forth by India in the upcoming FATF meet in September.”

The report further says if what Pakistan claims as per the information provided previously was true, then it would have mentioned the same during all meetings of the task force and it would have subsequently reflected in FATF documents.

Read the full report in India Today