On Friday (while I was wending my way back to the airport from a client engagement), Her Majesty’s Treasury, on the heels of the EU changing its regulations – which was on the heels on a change to the UN sanctions – removed 3 individuals from its Afghan sanctions list:
1. EKHTIYAR MOHAMMAD, Abdul Razaq.
Title: Maulavi/Mawlana DOB: (1) –/–/1958. (2) –/–/1955. (3) –/–/1956. (4) –/–/1957.
POB: Shah Wali Kot District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
National Identification no: 077513 (Afghan) (tazkira). Issued in Paghman District, Kabul
Address: 2nd Street, Qalaie-e-Kashif area, District Number 5, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Position: Minister of Commerce under the Taliban regime Other Information: UN Ref TI.A.17.01.
Group ID: 6913.
2. HAMIDI, Zabihullah
DOB: (1) –/–/1958. (2) –/–/1959.
POB: Payeen Bagh village, Kahmard District, Bamyan Province, Afghanistan a.k.a: MIR, Taj
Address: Dashti Shor area, Mazari Sharif, Balkh Province, Afghanistan. Position: Deputy Minister of Higher Education under the Taliban regime Other Information: UN Ref TI.H.45.01.
Group ID: 7158.
3. ABDUL GHAFAR, Abdul Wahab
POB: Kuzbahar village, Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan a.k.a: ABDUL WAHAB
Position: (1) Taliban Charge d’Affaires in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
(2) First Secretary, Taliban Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan
Other Information: UN Ref TI.A.123.01. Member of Taliban Quetta Shura as at 2010. Confirmed to have died in December 2010 in Pakistan.
Group ID: 6915.
and amended the information on Badruddin Haqqani:
1. HAQQANI, Badruddin DOB: (1) –/–/1975. (2) –/–/1976. (3) –/–/1977. (4) –/–/1978. (5) –/–/1979.
POB: Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan
Address: Miram Shah, Pakistan.
Other Information: UN Ref T.I.H.151.11. Operational commander of the Haqqani Network and member of the Taliban shura in Miram Shah. Has helped lead attacks against targets in south-eastern Afghanistan. Son of Jalaluddin Haqqani. Brother of Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani and Nasiruddin Haqqani. Nephew of Khalil Ahmed Haqqani. Also referred to as Atiqullah. Reportedly deceased in late August 2012
Group ID: 11914.
The change is the notice about his demise.