BEIJING: China on Tuesday defended its move to lift a technical hold on the designation of . Pakistan-based top Lashkar-e-Taiba leader . Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist. saying the listing of the terrorist was helpful in enhancing global . Counter-terrorism cooperation and praised support for counter-terrorism efforts. Islamabad to do.
Makki, the 68-year-old brother-in-law of Jamaat-ud Dawa (JUD) chief and . Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, was designated a world terrorist by the . United Nations after China lifted its hold on an India-US joint resolution. Blacklist Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) deputy chief.
The UN Security Council’s 1267 ISIL (Daesh) and Al-Qaeda Sanctions . Committee on Monday added Makki to its designated terrorist list. after years of efforts by India and it to subject him to asset freezes, travel bans and arms embargoes. ally
“Terrorism is the common enemy of humanity,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang. Wenbin said at a media briefing here on China’s decision to lift objections . To India and the US move to choose Makki a global . Terrorist and whether Beijing would back similar moves. The remaining four Pakistan-based terrorists are with the committee.
“The 1267 Committee (UN Security Council) is an important international . Counter-terrorism mechanism” and listing terrorists or terrorist organizations under . UN supervision is instrumental in enhancing . International counter-terrorism cooperation in response to terrorism threats, he said.
“Relevant persons have been convicted and sentenced by Pakistan. Impose a technical block. First place.
He said China has always. Been participating and in the work of . The 1267 Committee under the Committee’s standards and procedures.
Makki was among several Pakistan-based terrorists. Whom China had sought to prevent from being listed as global terrorists over. The years.
In May 2019, India scored.Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief. Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” after Beijing withdrew its objection.
China’s move to remove its objection to Makki’s . UN listing comes as its new foreign minister, Qin Gang, begins his term.
China’s efforts to put a technical hold on. Pakistan-based terror declarations over the years. Have become a major irritant in the fraught relationship . Between Beijing and New Delhi.
Ladakh through high-level military and diplomatic talks. The two countries held 17-point talks to disengage .Terrorist Troops from various parts of eastern Ladakh.
Makki’s global terror listing comes seven months after China on June 16, 2022, put a hold on a joint proposal by. India and the US to nominate JUD/LeT’s political affairs wing chief.
1267 Decisions to list individuals and entities under. The Sanctions Committee are made by consensus. Terrorist
Of the 15 Security Council members that make up the Al-Qaeda Sanctions . The process of delisting Makki.
The Sanctions Committee provided . A descriptive summary of the reasons for Makki’s listing, in . Terrorist Which it said he and other LeT/JUD operatives were involved in fundraising. recruiting and radicalizing youth to violence and planning attacks in India.
Makki is the deputy emir/chief of LeT aka Judi and . Head of the political affairs wing Judi/LeT, the UN said in a press release.
Born in Bahawalpur, Punjab province, Pakistan, Makki is a US designated terrorist.
. In 2020, a Pakistani court convicted Makki of financing . Terrorism and sentenced him to prison. The Sanctions Committee said.
The Sanctions Committee said . . LeT was responsible for or involved in notable attacks, including the . Red Fort attack in which six LeT terrorists entered the Red Fort on December 22, 2000 and opened fire. Indiscriminate firing on security forces guarding the fort.
Describing the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack as LeT’s boldest attack in India. The committee said 10 LeT terrorists had entered from Pakistan.