US names three Pakistanis as ‘terrorist facilitators’
[DAWN] The United States on Wednesday named three Paks as key "terrorist controllers", saying they worked closely with a well-known backer of Al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba
Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is
banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) and the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
known as Shaykh Aminullah.
The US Treasury placed Rahman Zeb Faqir Muhammad, Hizb Ullah Astam Khan and Dilawar Khan Nadir Khan on its blacklist of "Specially Designated Global Terrorists," in an effort to disrupt the group’s ability to obtain and distribute financing.
All three were tied to Shaykh Aminullah, who has been on international terror blacklists since 2009.
US officials allege that Shaykh Aminullah turned the Ganj seminary in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
into a training and recruiting base for Al Qaeda, the Taliban and LeT.
The three men were involved in providing financial and logistical support, explosives and technological aid to the three Pakistain- and Afghanistan-based Lion of Islam groups, the Treasury said.
Rahman Zeb, it said, had been in charge of raising funds and materials for LeT in the Gulf region, and helped Shaykh Aminullah travel to the Gulf in 2014.
Hizb Ullah was involved in Shaykh Aminullah’s seminary and helped him on various trips to the Gulf. Dilawar, meanwhile, was a close assistant to Shaykh Aminullah, arranging his travel around Pakistain and handling his correspondence and financial transactions.
Posted by: Fred 2018-02-09