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Pakistan has ordered its banks both at home and in the United States to freeze the accounts of 27 terrorist groups, companies and individuals whose financial assets were frozen by Washington as part of its crackdown on global terrorism.
Official sources said the State Bank of Pakistan issued
instructions to scheduled banks to freeze the accounts of the groups and
companies listed in President George W. Bush's executive order on Monday.
The list includes the Al Qaeda network of Osama bin Laden as well as of bin
Of the groups in the list, one -- Harkat-ul-Mujahideen -- operates out of Pakistan.
Three Pakistani banks -- Habib Bank, United Bank and National Bank -- have
branches in the US.
Following is the list of the 27 individuals and groups the State Bank here
has provided to different banks:
Groups: Al Qaeda/Islamic Army, Afghanistan; Abu Sayyaf Group, Philippines;
Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, Kashmir; Al-Jihad, Egypt; Islamic Movement of
Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan; Asbat al-Ansar, Lebanon; Salafist Group for Call and
Combat, Algeria; Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, Libya; Al-Ittehad
al-Islamia, Somalia; Islamic Army of Aden, Yemen.
Individuals: Osama bin Laden; Muhammad Atif (aka Subhi Abu Sitta, Abu Hafs Al Masri); Sayf al-Adl; Shaykh Said (aka Mustafa Muhammad Ahmad); Abu Hafs the
Mauritania (aka Mahfouz Ould al-Walid, Khalid Al-Shanqiti); Ibn Al-Shaykh
al-Libi Abu Zubaydah (aka Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn, Tariq); Abd
al-Hadi al-Iraqi (aka Abu Abdullah); Ayman al-Zawahiri; Thirwat Salah
Shihata; Tariq Anwar al-Sayyid Ahmad (aka Fathi, Amr al-Fatih); Muhammad
Salah (aka Nasr Fahmi Nasr Hasanayn).
Charitable organisations: Makhtab Al-Khidmat; Wafa Humanitarian Organisation; Pakistan-based Al Rashid Trust; Mamoun Darkazanli.
Al-Rasheed Trust, which is included in the list, has an account in the
foreign exchange branch of the Habib Bank. The account has now been frozen.
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