UN declares Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Noor Wali Mehsud as global terrorist
United Nations has declared Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Noor Wali Mehsud as a global terrorist. The UN has blacklisted Mehsud for participating in the financing, planning and perpetrating acts on behalf of and in support of entities associated with al-Qaeda.
The UN Security Council’s 1267 ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added Mehsud to the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List subjecting the Pakistani national to an assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo. In June 2018, Mehsud was named the leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), following the death of former TTP leader Maulana Fazlullah. The TTP was blacklisted by the UN on July 29, 2011 for its association with al-Qaeda.