Pakistan has turned down a visa request for a UN team and blocks the team from interviewing mastermind Hafiz Saeed 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Saeed recently brought a new proposal to de-list his name from the UNSC 1267 sanction list. Proposal for de-listing a person from the UN sanctions list mandates a person's interview, however, the UN officials were denied to hold a one-on-one interview by the Pakistan government.
United Nations Lokpal Daniel Kiefer Fasihati will now organize a video interview of Saeed, the co-founder of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
The UNSC banned Saeed, chief of UN-designated terrorist organisation Jammat-ud-Dawa (JuD), on December 10, 2008 after the ghastly Mumbai attacks.
It is worth noting that 166 people were killed in 26/11 Mumbai attacks. After that, India had waged a war against terrorism at the global level. India was constantly pressurizing the UN to ban Hafiz Saeed and active extremist organizations in Pakistan. India got support from many countries too as other countries also wanted to ban Hafiz Saeed.
After the Mumbai attacks, the UN Security Council banned the Atif Hafiz Saeed. But in November 2017 he was released from detention in Pakistan.