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Financial Sanctions: Afghanistan

Thursday, 21 February 2019

This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in Afghanistan.

The European Commission has amended Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No. 753/2011 ("the 2011 Regulation") with effect from 20 February 2019.

Annex I to the 2011 Regulation lists the persons, groups and entities covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources under that Regulation.

The amendments reflect the decisions made on 30 January 2019 by the United Nations Sanctions Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) to update the information on two persons subject to restrictive measures.

AMENDMENTS

Deleted information appears in square brackets. Additional information appears in italics and is underlined.

Individuals

HAQQANI, Jalaluddin

Title: Maulavi

DOB: (1) --/--/1942. (2) --/--/1948.

POB: (1) Garda Saray area, Waza Zadran District, Paktia Province (2) Neka District, Paktika Province, Afghanistan

a.k.a: (1) HAQANI, Jalaluddin (2) HAQANI, Jallalouddine (3) HAQQANI, Jallalouddin

Nationality: Afghan

Position: Minister of Frontier Affairs under the Taliban regime

Other Information: UN Ref [TI.H.40.01] TAi.040. Father of Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani, Nasiruddin Haqqani and Badruddin Haqqani (deceased). Brother of Mohammad Ibrahim Omari and Khalil Ahmed Haqqani. Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Head of the Taliban Miram Shah Shura as at 2008. Date of birth is approximate. [Picture available for inclusion in the INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice]. Reportedly deceased as of September 2018. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice

Listed on: 02/04/2001 Last Updated: [10/03/2017] 20/02/2019 Group ID: 7165.

AGHA, Torek

Title: Haji

DOB: (1) --/--/1960. (2) --/--/1962. (3) --/--/1965.

POB: 1) Kandahar Province, 2) Pishin, Baluchistan Province, (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan a.k.a: (1) AGHA, Torak (2) AGHA, Toriq (3) HASHAN, Sayed , Mohammed (4) SAYED, Toriq, Agha

National Identification no: Pakistani 5430312277059 (fraudulently obtained and since cancelled by the Government of Pakistan).

Address: Pashtunabad, Quetta, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan.

Position: Commander for Taliban military council

Other Information: UN Ref. TAi.174. Key commander for Taliban military council involved in fundraising from Gulf-based donors. [Photo available for inclusion in the INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice. Date of UN designation: 02.11.2015]. Reportedly deceased as of November 2018. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice

Listed on: 17/11/2015 Last Updated: [17/11/2015] 20/02/2019 Group ID: 13306.

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated persons If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. They must also report their findings to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated persons they are not required to report these details again.

Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to Afghanistan and links to the Consolidated List of Individuals and entities subject to other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website. 

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