139 Pakistan entries on UN terror list

IANS
Wednesday, 4 April 2018

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has released an updated list of terrorist individuals and entities out of which 139 entries stem from Pakistan and include Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafeez Saeed's outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and the Haqqanis.

Islamabad: The UN Security Council (UNSC) has released an updated list of terrorist individuals and entities out of which 139 entries stem from Pakistan and include Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafeez Saeed's outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and the Haqqanis.

The list, which was released on Tuesday, highlighted names of terrorists who lived in Pakistan, used Pakistani soil for their operations or collaborated with terror groups operating from within Pakistan, the Express Tribune reported on Wednesday.

Zawahiri, who was a former operational and military leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) and the closest associate of Osama bin Laden, topped the list.

According to UN data, he is believed to be hiding in the border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan along with his aides who were named in the list as well.

Saeed was listed as an individual also wanted by the Interpol for his alleged involvement in terrorist activities.

According to UN data, his deputy Zafar Iqbal, who was in charge of finances for LeT and Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD), was also named.

LeT was listed with its various aliases like al-Mansoorian, Paasban-e-Kashmir, Paasban-e-Ahle Hadith and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation.

The list also included Dawood Ibrahim, an Indian national who has Interpol warrants issued against him.

According to the UNSC, he holds several Pakistani passports issued in Rawalpindi and Karachi. The UN claims that he owns a "palatial bungalow in the hilly area of Noorabad, Karachi".

Terror entities found on the list were allegedly based in Pakistan and included Afghan Support Committee, Haqqani Network, Harkatul Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Jamaatul Ahrar, Khaitiba Imam Al Bukhari, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Rabita Trust, Rahat Ltd, Revival of Islamic Heritage Society, Roshan Money Exchange, TTP, Ummah Tameer-e-Nau, Wafa Humanitarian Organisation and Al Rashid Trust.

Some of them were listed as based in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area.

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