ISLAMABAD: Pakistan welcomes the listing of Jamaat ul Ahrar by the UN Security Council.
The Security Council’s 1267 Sanctions Committee, yesterday, 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 after proscribing this group last year.
The JuA operates from Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan and has been involved in a series of terrorist attacks inside Pakistan.
According to information on the UN website, Jamaat-Ul-Ahrar is the splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and is associated with ISIS. – Samaa