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UN blacklists Pakistan Taliban leader Noor Wali Mehsud

18th July, 2020 International News


  • The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terror group’s leader Noor Wali Mehsud has been designated as a global terrorist by the UN for participating in the financing, planning and perpetrating acts on behalf of and in support of entities associated with al-Qaeda.
  • The UN Security Council’s 1267 ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added Mehsud, 42, to the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List.


  • Blacklisting by the Security Council entails that all states are required to freeze the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of allocated to individuals and entities immediately.

Counter Terrorism committee at UN:

  • Adopted under resolution 1373 (2001)
  • Other Resolutions related to counter terrorism: resolution 1624 (2005), on the prohibition of incitement to commit terrorist acts, and resolution 2178 (2014), on countering foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) and countering violent extremism (CVE).
  • Security Council has established: (i) The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) and its Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and the Taliban and associated individuals and entities.
  • Under Resolution 1267, individual terrorist are blacklisted.

Reference: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/un-blacklists-pakistan-taliban-leader-noor-wali-mehsud/article32117427.ece#:~:text=The%20Tehreek%2De%2DTaliban%20Pakistan,entities%20associated%20with%20al%2DQaeda.