Islamabad (July 07, 2017): Pakistan on Friday welcomed the listing of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the splinter group of outlawed terror outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), by the UN Security Council.
The Security Council’s 1267 Sanctions Committee on Thursday approved the addition of JuA in the list of entities and individuals subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.
Pakistan had proposed this listing. Islamabad had proposed including the banned organisation in the list, said a statement from the Foreign Office (FO). The JuA operates from Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan and has been involved in a series of terrorist attacks inside Pakistan.
Islamabad had proscribed JuA last year.
Since 2014, when the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar first surfaced, it proved itself to be a lethal terrorist group, perpetrating some of the most brutal attacks in Pakistan.
From August 2014 till date, the group has been involved in 116 terrorist attacks on Pakistani soil.In the latest update ‘Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List’ the Jamaat ul Ahrar has been identified as a splinter group of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan “associated with Islamic State in Iraq and the Levenant” aka Daesh.
The UNSC list mentions that JuA was banned in Pakistan on the 21 November 2016.