WASHINGTON: At least 139 entries from Pakistan have been included in the newly updated United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) consolidated list of terrorist individuals and entities, a local media outlet reports.
The list, which was accessed on Tuesday, consists of all those people who have either resided in the country, operated from there or have been linked to the groups that used Pakistani soil to conduct their operations.
It includes all notorious terrorists— from Al Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) activists.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s heir apparent is the first person on the list. According to the UN data, he is still hiding somewhere “in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area”. Several of his lieutenants that are believed by the UN to be hiding with him, also appear on the list.
Internationally notorious terrorist, Ramzi Mohammad bin al-Sheibah, who is identified as a Yemeni national, is the second one to be featured.
More than a dozen suspected terrorists, arrested in Pakistan and handed over to the US authorities, are included in the list, some of them with a Pakistani passport.
Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, an Indian national who, according to the UN, owns a “palatial bungalow in the hilly area of Noorabad, Karachi”, also appears on the list.
LeT’s Hafiz Mohammad Saeed is wanted by the Interpol for his involvement in terrorist activities. Haji Mohammed Yahya Mujahid, LeT’s media contact, and Hafiz Saeed’s deputies, Abdul Salaam and Zafar Iqbal, are listed under him. All of these are wanted by the Interpol for being indulged in terrorist activities.