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Naek For Closer Collaboration Of International Community Encountering Terrorist Financing.

ISLAMABAD, November 03, 2009 (Frontier Star): The Chairman Senate, Mr. Farooq H. Naek emphasized need of sharing experiences and having closer cooperation especially amongst the Parliaments and Legislative Bodies of the world to combat the menace of terrorism by effectively curbing the sources of terrorists' financing. He said this in his inaugural address to the participants of the Judicial Workshop for Parliamentarians organized by United Nations Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) here on Tuesday Mr. Farooq H. Naek also mentioned that no country had born the brunt of terror and destruction as Pakistan had being a front line state and a key ally in the war on terror. He said that colossal damage on socio-economic and human fronts was faced by Pakistan in its valiant war against militancy and terrorism. He said the brave leader of Pakistan former Prime Minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto even laid down her life for challenging and censuring the unislamic and inhuman tactics and approach of these terrorist and added that Pakistani nation will continue to fight terrorism to its very end as President Zardari has already declared. The Chairman Senate specifically enumerated the steps and measures taken by Pakistan especially the legislative measures by the parliament to block the sources of terrorist financing to combat this "faceless, illusive and resilient enemy, which uses religion as a smokescreen to cloak its nefarious and subversive designs", the Chairman emphasized. Farooq H. Naek also pointed out the global nature of terrorism and its linkages with organized crime and informal money transfer systems and emphasized the need of world wide efforts to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism through effective and coordinative legislative measures. Mr. Mike Smith, Executive Director, CTED lauded the firm resolution of Pakistan against the terrorism and her great services in this regard. He called upon the international community to stand firmly behind Pakistan in these difficult times. The workshop deliberated upon the theme of international framework for combating money laundering and financing of terrorism through effective legislation in its three sessions.

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Date:Nov 3, 2009
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