LAHORE: Pakistani religious group leader Hafiz Saeed, accused by India and the United States of masterminding the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, was jailed for 11 years on Wednesday on terrorism financing charges, a Pakistani government prosecutor and his lawyer said.
Saeed is the first high-profile figure to be convicted on terrorism financing charges in Pakistan.
Pakistan charged Saeed in December with collecting funds for his organisations, which are listed as terrorist organisations by the UN.
He pleaded not guilty.
"Hafiz Saeed and another of his close aides have been sentenced in two cases of terrorism financing," prosecutor Abdul Rauf Watto told Reuters.
"The total punishment in both the cases was 11 years but he will serve five-and-a-half years in jail as the two punishments will run concurrently," Saeed's lawyer Imran Gill said.