Pakistan has arrested a top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist and the main handler of 2008 Mumbai attacks Sajid Mir. The arrest comes years after authorities denying his presence in Pakistan and even claiming he was dead. Mir was wanted by both the US and India for over a decade. As many as 170 people of various nationalities – including six Americans were killed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
Islamabad had kept denying Mir’s presence in Pakistan to extricate itself from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) international terror-financing watchlist. The FATF has been keeping Pakistan on its Grey List, and used to monitor and isolate non-compliant countries.