UNSC sanctions committee blacklists Lashkar’s Makki


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    • Pakistan-based deputy chief of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba Abdul Rehman Makki has been blacklisted as a global terrorist by the United Nations. 
      • The UN Security Council’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added Makki to its list of individuals and entities subject to the asset freeze, travel ban, and arms embargo.

    About UNSC Sanctions Committee

    • The 1267 committee that was set up in 1999 (updated in 2011 and 2015) allows any UN member state to propose adding the name of a terrorist or terror group to a consolidated list, maintained by the Committee, that has affiliations to Al Qaeda and ISIS. 
    • According to the rules, once a listing is proposed, it will be adopted into the list according to a “no-objections” procedure: which means, if any member of the Committee, which comprises all members of the UN Security Council, places a hold on the listing or objects outright to it, the listing cannot be adopted.