UNSC’s sanctions monitoring team arrives in Pakistan: Report

Islamabad: The sanctions monitoring team of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reached Islamabad on Wednesday, sources informed Geo News.

The Foreign Office spokesperson refused to give details about the team and their scheduled meetings in the federal capital.

According to Geo News reports, the UN team will be advised by the authorities of the Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry and National Counter Terrorism Authority authorities on the sanctions imposed by the administration on the restricted associations.

The UNSC team will check on the progress made on sanctions placed on Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), its relief organization Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation and other proscribed organizations.

In 2008, acting tough on India’s demands, the United Nations Security Council had imposed sanctions on Pakistan-based militant outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawah, the front organization of banned Lashkar-e-Taiba and also declared as terrorists its four top leaders, including JuD chief Hafiz.

The Pakistani government recently banned organizations and individuals from making donations to Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD), Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation, and other organizations on the UNSC sanctions list.

According to a notification issued by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), all companies have been prohibited from “donating cash to the entities and individuals listed under the UNSC sanctions committee’s consolidated list”.

The UNSC sanctions list includes the names of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, al-Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, JuD, FiF, Lashkar-e-Taiba and some other organizations and individuals.

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