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Punjab Policy brief-3 Safe charity: giving to the right hands

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• This policy brief summarizes key deliberations of the third provincial-level policy dialogue on counter-violent extremism in Punjab. Held in the provincial capital Lahore, the dialogue discussed how to ensure that charity reaches the right hands, besides exploring the role of social welfare organizations in Punjab.
• Curbing extremism requires hitting at extremists’ financial sources, one of which is charity inside the country.
• The counter-terrorism response has remained focused on hard approaches, or the use of force, alone, ignoring attempts to curb terror financing. Even capacity to do so is limited.

Event Report:
Capacity-building urged to ensure charity goes to the right hands