Pakistan

UNSC imposes sanctions on Jamaat-ul-Ahrar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday has welcomed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)’s decision of imposing financial and arms trade sanctions on a splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a statement issued by foreign office said.

The terrorist group is already among the list of banned outfits in Pakistan. However, the latest move by UNSC would further help building pressure on the proscribed group involved in various terrorism acts.

The outfit is based in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan as well as in Mohmand Agency, a district in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, sources said.

According to information on the UN website, Jamaat-Ul- Ahrar is the splinter group of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan and is associated with the Islamic State.

Formed in August 2014 in Mohmand tribal region, the group operates from Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The outfit was banned in Pakistan in November last year.

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