ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday welcomed the designation of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Noor Wali Mehsud by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) 1267 Sanctions Committee on its ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions List.
In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said the sanctions were being implemented by Pakistan in compliance with the relevant UNSC resolutions and we hoped that other countries will also follow suit.
She said the TTP was already a UN-designated terrorist organization and was responsible for numerous terrorist attacks inside Pakistan.
She said Pakistan has defeated TTP through comprehensive security operations in the country. “However, TTP continues to operate from outside Pakistan’s borders with support from its third-country facilitators,” she said.
The spokesperson said Pakistan would continue to pursue its policy of fighting against those involved in participating, financing, planning, facilitating and perpetrating terrorism.