The US has designated three Pakistanis who are with Lashkar-e-Toiba as Specially Designated Global Terrorists to clamp down on the terrorist group’s financial resources.
The US designated LeT commander Abdul Rehman al-Dakhil as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT). Pakistani men Hameed ul Hassan and Abdul Jabbar have also been named as the SDGT.
Pakistani man Dakhil was captured in Iraq by British forces in the year 2004, then held in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan, but later transferred to Pakistan in 2014. Subsequently, Dakhil again started to work for the LeT.
In response to media queries about the announcements by U.S. Departments of State and Treasury on the designation of three LeT terrorists, the Official Spokesperson said:
“India welcomes the announcements made yesterday by the US Departments of State and Treasury in which three Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) terrorists and terror financiers have been named as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDTG).
The announcement vindicates India’s consistent stand that internationally designated terrorist groups and Individuals, including LeT and it’s front, Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation [FIF], continue to operate from and raise financial resources with impunity in Pakistan, and use territories under its control for carrying out cross-border terrorism in India and elsewhere in South Asia.
The latest designations also call into question Pakistan’s sincerity in taking effective action against such terrorist elements.”