US asks Pakistan to keep working with Financial Action Task Force to 'swiftly complete' its action plan
Islamabad was asked to implement a plan of action to curb money laundering and terror financing by the end of 2019, but the deadline was later extended.
MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that Pakistan should focus on setting its own house in order and take credible and verifiable action against terrorism emanating from its soil.
Pak NSA alleged that said the mastermind of the attack "is an Indian citizen and RAW is in touch with him", Dawn newspaper reported.
IGP Ghani said the hostile agencies had provided financial support to the locals to carry out the terror attack.
Pakistan security agencies identify key person behind blast outside Hafiz Saeed's house, arrest 3 more persons
Three teams of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) have been sent to Karachi, Peshawar and Sheikhupura for gleaning more information about those involved in the blast, an official said.
The global body against money laundering and terror financing also asked Pakistan to work to address its strategically-important deficiencies.
The suspect identified as Peter Paul David was arrested from the Lahore airport on Thursday, the Dawn newspaper reported.
Intelligence agencies have arrested a man from the Lahore airport on the suspicion of his involvement in the blast, Geo News reported.
Pakistan police conduct raids in Punjab's cities, round up suspects in connection with blast outside Hafiz Saeed's house
According to a Geo TV report, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Punjab Police on Thursday conducted raids across different cities of Punjab in connection with the blast.
The Counter-Terrorism Department of Punjab Police had registered 41 FIRs against the Jamaat-ud-Dawah leaders, including 70-year-old Hafiz Saeed, in terror financing cases.
A senior official noted that this was the seventh time that Saeed was arrested, saying that the US would look to see that Pakistan takes sustained action.
The official said UN designated terrorists like Hafiz Mohammed Saeed are freely operating with State support, and the UN designated entities are being politically mainstreamed in Pakistan.
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also said that the order "exposes Pakistan's duplicity" in taking action against terrorists and terror groups operating out of its soil.
The order came days after a Pakistani court extended a stay against the "possible arrest" of the JuD chief till April 4.
Saeed on January 23 moved the court against his possible arrest, arguing that the government, under alleged pressure from the US and India, wanted to arrest him.