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Pakistan welcomes UNSC's decision to add TTP chief on sanctions list

  • Aisha says TTP is a UN-designated terrorist organization and is responsible for numerous terrorist attacks inside Pakistan
17 Jul 2020

(Karachi) Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui has said that the designation of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leader Noor Wali Mehsud by the UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee on its ISIL and Al-Qaeda Sanctions List is a welcoming step.

In a statement on Friday, she said the sanctions are being implemented by Pakistan in compliance with the relevant UNSC resolutions. "We hope that other countries will also follow suit."

The FO spokesperson maintained that TTP is a UN-designated terrorist organization and is responsible for numerous terrorist attacks inside Pakistan. "Pakistan has defeated TTP through comprehensive security operations in the country. However, TTP continues to operate from outside Pakistan's borders with support from its third-country facilitators," Aisha mentioned.

She highlighted that Pakistan will continue to fight against terrorism and those facilitating terrorists.

The list of 11 men the administration termed as “global terrorists” included Noor Wali — who was named the leader of the TTP in June 2018 following the death of former leader Mullah Fazlullah.