UN designates Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief as global terrorist

By: News Desk
Published: 11:32 AM, 17 Jul, 2020
UN designates Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief as global terrorist
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The United Nations designated Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Noor Wali Mehsud as a global terrorist for his role financing, planning and perpetrating terrorism acts on behalf of and in support of entities associated with Al-Qaeda and ISIS (also known as ISIL).

Noor Wali was chosen as the TTP leader after their former boss Mullah Fazlullah was eliminated in a US drone strike in Afghanistan on June 14, 2018.

The UN Security Council's 1267 ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added Mehsud, 42, to the ISIL and al Qaeda Sanctions List on Thursday, subjecting the Pakistani national to an assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

The US State Department’s bureau dealing with the South and Central Asian Affairs welcomed the move to include the TTP chief in the al Qaeda and ISIL sanctions list.

The United States had already designated Noor Wali as a terrorist in September last year while the TTP was blacklisted by the UN on July 29, 2011 for its association with al Qaeda.

The TTP was blacklisted by the UN on July 29, 2011, for its association with al Qaeda.

Blacklisting by the Security Council means that all states are now required to freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of designated individuals and entities.

They are also required to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories by the designated individuals and prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer from their territories or by their nationals outside their territories, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, spare parts, and technical advice, assistance, or training related to military activities, to designated individuals and entities.