08 July 2017

News Story: Pakistan welcomes UN decision to sanction militant group

ISLAMABAD, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Friday welcomed the UN Security Council's decision to sanction Pakistan Taliban group Jamaat ul Ahrar (JuA), which is blamed for many deadly attacks across the county.

The Security Council's 1267 Sanctions Committee on Thursday approved the addition of JuA in the list of entities and individuals subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

"Pakistan had proposed this listing," the foreign ministry said.

A statement said the JuA operates from Afghanistan's Nangarhar province and has been involved in a series of terrorist attacks inside Pakistan. Pakistan had proscribed JuA last year.

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