The Trump administration on Thursday accused six terrorists accused of supporting the Taliban and Haqqani networks in Afghanistan as global terrorists and stressed their links with Pakistan.
These include senior members of the former Taliban government in Afghanistan, including former central bank governor Abdul Samad Sani, and others allegedly part of the Taliban’s governing bodies in Pakistan and providing money and weapons to attack US-led coalition forces Provided.
US Treasury Department official Sigal Mandelker said the sanctions bolstered President Donald Trump’s strategy in South Asia by disrupting “terrorist” organizations and publicly disclosing people who supported them. Those who are blacklisted may not own US property, and those in the US are prohibited from dealing with them.
Trump’s policy, which was unveiled last summer, aims to reverse the 17-year war in Afghanistan by helping the US military to help the Afghan government forces and putting pressure on neighboring Pakistan.
“The Pakistani government must work with us to deny the Taliban and the network of Haqqani networks and aggressively attack their terrorist fundraising,” said Mandelker, Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Information, in a statement.
The split relations between the US and Pakistan have often been fueled by Trump’s suspension of some $ 1.2 billion in security assistance and his allegations of Pakistani “lies and deceptions” in the fight against militancy. Pakistan claims that its anti-terrorist efforts have not been honored and that most Haqqani leaders have fled to Afghanistan.
The people on the blacklist also include:
Abdul Qadeer Basir Abdul Baseer, who is said to have headed the financial commission of the Taliban leadership Shura in the northwestern city of Peshawar in Pakistan. He is said to have provided tens of thousands of dollars last fall for Taliban attacks in the Afghan province of Kunar.
Hafiz Mohammed Popalzai, who served for several years in the Taliban Finance Commission and was responsible for the finances of the Taliban in southern and western Afghanistan. He is said to have handed the Taliban 10 million euros for the release of hostages in mid-2011 to the head of the financial commission in the southwest Pakistan city of Quetta. The treasury statement does not identify the hostages.
Maulawi Inayatullah, a member of the Taliban for military affairs in several Afghan provinces and a member of the Taliban Sharia in Peshawar. Faqir Muhammad and Gula Khan Hamidi are said to have acted for the Haqqani Network.