UN blacklists 150 terrorist organisations, individuals linked to Pakistan

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The 1267 ISIL (Daesh) and Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday included 68-year-old Makki in the list of designated terrorists.

About 150 Pakistan-based or Pakistan-related terrorist organizations and individuals have been blacklisted by the United Nations so far, with the latest being Abdul Rehman Makki, deputy chief of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, who has been designated as the Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee by the Security Council. Committee has declared terrorist. The 1267 ISIL (Daesh) and Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday included 68-year-old Makki in the list of designated terrorists.

There is a provision to confiscate the property of the people included in this list, to impose travel and arms restrictions on them. For this, India and its allies were trying for years. According to the Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee list, around 150 terrorist organizations and individuals blacklisted by the United Nations so far are either based in Pakistan, have links in the country or operate from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border areas.

Blacklisted leader of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, top Lashkar terror commander and key conspirator of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, Pakistan-based Jaish-e The names of Masood Azhar, founder of the Mohammed terrorist organization and fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim are also included.

An attempt to list Makki, the head of political affairs of Jamaat-ud-Dawa/Lashkar-e-Taiba and a relative of Lashkar chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, in the list of global terrorists has been approved by China, a close ally of Pakistan, in a joint resolution of India and the US on 16 June 2022. But seven months after the ban, it has succeeded, because this time Beijing did not put a stop. The decision to list an individual or organization under the 1267 Sanctions Committee is taken unanimously.

The 15-member Security Council has created the Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee, in which China was the only country with the right of veto as a permanent member, which blocked the process of listing Makki. In June last year, there was no consensus on listing Makki under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee after China blocked a joint resolution between India and the US. As per the guidelines of the committee, a member may request for more time to consider a motion by withholding the decision. During the period of validity of stay on a case, the decision on that case is considered “pending”.

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