Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday welcomed the United Nation’s decision to place Tehreek-i-Taliban’s Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud on its sanctions list.
“Pakistan welcomes the designation of Noor Wali Mehsud, the leader of TTP by the UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee on its Da’esh and Al-Qaida Sanctions List,” Pak FO spokesperson Aisha Farooqui was quoted as saying in the statement.
The Pak Foreign Office assured the UN that Pakistan was implementing the sanctions in compliance with relevant UNSC resolutions and hoped that other nations would follow “suit.”
TTP is already a UN-designated terrorist organisation and is responsible for numerous terrorist attacks inside Pakistan, Farooqui said, adding that Pakistan has defeated the 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.
“Pakistan will continue to pursue its policy of fighting against those involved in participating, financing, planning, facilitating and perpetrating terrorism,” it added.