Abdul Rehman Makki : Listed As a Global Terrorist By UNSC
Abdul Rehman Makki is a Pakistan-based terrorist who was recently listed as a global terrorist by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) under its ISIL (Daesh) and Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee.
- He has been sanctioned based on his links to the 2000 Red Fort attack and the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
- Makki is the brother-in-law of Lashkar leader and founder Hafiz Saeed, who was the mastermind of the 26/11 attacks.
- In 2022, India and the United States jointly proposed listing Makki under the United Nations Security Council’s Al-Qaeda and ISIL Sanctions Committee, however, China rejected the proposal by putting a “technical hold” on it.
- Makki’s listing as a global terrorist could lead to financial sanctions on Makki and his associates.
- It puts pressure on Pakistan to take action against those involved in terrorist activities and could lead to further isolation on the international stage.
- Makki’s listing highlights Pakistan’s role as a breeding ground for terrorist groups and its failure to take action against them.