US Imposes Sanctions to Disrupt Funding of Hafiz Saeed's JuD, Lashkar
The US has imposed sanctions on Pakistan-based extremists and an organisation run by Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's JuD group as part of an effort to disrupt their leadership and fund-raising networks.
File photo Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed. (Image: Reuters)
Washington: The United States has imposed sanctions on Pakistan-based extremists and an organisation run by 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed's JuD, PTI has reported.
The sanctions have been slapped to disrupt the funding of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its front for “charitable activities”, the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, the Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Dawa al-Qu'ran (JDQ), the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and ISIS Khorasan.
Khorasan is a historical region comprising a vast territory covering northeastern Iran, southern Turkmenistan, and northern Afghanistan and parts of India.
"These sanctions seek to disrupt the financial support networks of terrorists based in Pakistan who have provided support to the Taliban, al-Qaeda, ISIS, and LeT for recruitment and funding of suicide bombers and other violent insurgent operations," said John Smith, Director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
"The three individuals and (an) entity we designated have connections with terrorist groups that are a direct threat to the security of both the United States and Pakistan," he said.
"The individuals are opportunistic and willing to work with extremist organisations, even those ideologically opposed to one another, to help them deepen their foothold in the region," Smith added.
OFAC said they designated Hayatullah for acting on behalf of JDQ and LeT, and for providing material and financial support to the Taliban, al-Qaeda, ISIS, and ISIS Khorasan.
Abu Turab invited sanctions for providing material and financial support to JDQ. Last year, he facilitated movement of thousands of dollars from the Gulf to Pakistan, PTI reported.
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