NewDelhi: Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba is reportedly set to have a brand new headquarter in Samasatta, south-west of Bahawalpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The outfit has been purchasing land in the hope that it will change it into a campus housing medical, educational and ideological training facilities, said Indian intelligence sources to media house Firstpost. As per sources, the camp is intended to replace Lashkar’s existing headquarters at Muridke, near Lahore, which was earlier seized by the Punjab government. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Militants Open Fire in Kulgam Hours After Baramulla Attack, 1 CRPF Jawan Injured

Meanwhile, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has threatened to blacklist Pakistan in case it is unable to act against terror financing and jihadist groups. As per sources, funds for benami purchases of land in and around Samasatta were scattered in cash by contributions made to the Lashkar’s charitable front-organisation, the Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). Also Read - In Major Setback, Pakistan to Remain in Financial Action Task Force Grey List

It is also notable that apart from Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Muhammad had purchased 15 acres of land outside the town to build a complex rivalling its existing Usman-o-Ali complex. As reported by Firstpost, local sources in Samsatta had said that they had witnessed steady efforts by both the Jaish and Lashkar to recruit young people. Also Read - JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed to Face Trial For Terror Financing Charges on December 7