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UN’s terror list has as many as 139 Pakistanis

 

These 139 people are identified as individuals who have lived in Pakistan or have operated from the country or have been associated with groups that used Pakistani territory for their operations. Reports TOI (Link to full article at the end…)

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Defence News (TOI REPORT): The United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) updated list of people it has designated ‘terrorists’ features as many as 139 Pakistanis, many from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), reported Dawn newspaper.

These 139 are identified as individuals who have lived in Pakistan or have operated from the country or have been associated with groups that used Pakistani territory for their operations.

Included in the list are fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and, of course, 26/11 Mumbai terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed + . The UN Dawood has held several Pakistani passports issued in Rawalpindi and Karachi. It also said that he owns a “palatial bungalow in the hilly area of Noorabad, Karachi”, reported dawn

Saeed, also a founder of LeT, is joined on the list by Haji Mohammed Yahya Mujahid, LeT’s ‘media contact’, and two people known as his deputies, Abdul Salaam and Zafar Iqbal. All three are also wanted by Interpol.

The UNSC has listed LeT as well as its various affiliates, including al-Mansoorian, Paasban-i-Kashmir, Paasban-i-Ahle Hadith, Jamaat-ud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation. In fact, just yesterday the US put another Saeed organisation, his political arty Milli Muslim League, on its list of designated terror outfits.

Meanwhile, on top of the UN’s terrorists list is al Qaida’s Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden’s number two man. The UN said al-Zawahiri is still hiding somewhere “in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area”, reported Dawn. (Read full article at TOI)

 

Written by Naroop Desai

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