United States designates 3 Pakistanis as 'terrorist facilitators'

United States designates 3 Pakistanis as 'terrorist facilitators'

The deputy chief of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Khan Saeed Mehsud alias Khalid Sajna, was killed in the Thursday night drone strike along with three others, the Express Tribune reported.

As a result of Thursday's designation, all property and interests in property of the trio - Rahman Zeb Faqir Muhammad, Hizb Ullah Astam Khan and Dilawar Khan Nadir Khan - subject to USA jurisdiction are blocked and the U.S. citizens are prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

"Treasury continues to aggressively pursue and expose radicals who support terrorist organizations and run illicit financial networks across South Asia".

According to the USA officials, Rahman Zeb had been responsible for raising funds and materials for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the Gulf region and helped Shaykh Aminullah to travel to that region in 2014.

Shaykh Aminullah, has been on global terror blacklists since 2009. Hizbullah was involved in Shaykh Aminullah's madrassa and helped him on various trips to the Gulf. "In early 2016, he coordinated funds transfers with a Pakistan-based LeT facilitator".

He had also worked as an improvised explosive device (IED) expert in Afghanistan's Kunar province, where he deployed IEDs against Afghan and coalition forces.

In 2014, Dilawar made arrangements for Aminullah to travel within Pakistan and to the Gulf. Hizb Ullah was also involved in sending shipments of IED chemicals from Pakistan to Afghanistan to terror groups, including Taliban and Jamaat ul Dawa al-Quran. Dilawar Khan Nadir Khan acted as Aminullah's assistant and handled his accommodations in Pakistan. According to United States officials, Aminullah had turned Ganj madrasa in Peshawar into a training and hiring base for the LeT, Taliban and Al Qaeda. In 2014, Dilawar facilitated travel for Aminullah within Pakistan, as well as to the Gulf. The Treasury Department designated the men as "global terrorists" for their connections to Lashkar-e- Taiba and other groups.

Identifying information on the individuals designated today.