Pakistan urget to echo US terror sanctions

The US wants Pakistan to implement international sanctions against three key terrorist financiers who have raised money for the Taliban and its Pakistan-based affiliate, the Haqqani Network.

The Treasury Department on Thursday froze the US-held assets of Gul Agha Ishakzai, head of the Taliban’s financial commission; Amir Abdullah, former treasurer to Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar; and Nasiruddin Haqqani, an emissary for the Haqqani Network.

The United Nations had earlier this week implemented a travel ban, asset freeze and arms embargo against these individuals.

“Not only have these individuals been designated under domestic legal authorities, they were also listed at the United Nations 1267 Consolidated List for being associated with al-Qaeda,  Osama bin Laden, or the Taliban,” a State Department spokesman said on Friday. “Pakistan, as a UN member, must implement this international action,” the official added.

The State Department spokesman said this order blocks any property the designees have under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with them.

(H/T Georgetown SLB)

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