The United Nations Security Council’s proposal to place Abdul Rehman Makki under sanctions was referred to the 15-member Al-Qaeda and ISIL sanctions committee under a “non-compliance procedure” in effect on June 16,
China blocked a joint decision by India and the United States to include Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Abdul Rehman Makki on the global list of terrorists. petitioned the United Nations Security Council by proposing a “technical hold”.
The method adopted by China, a close ally of Pakistan, is similar to the steps it has taken to repeatedly block the list of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Masood Azhar’s leaders under the sanctions of the United Nations Security Council against Al-Qaeda and the ISIL Committee, before finally yielding in May 2019 to international pressure.
China has again blocked India’s decision in the United Nations Security Council to protect Pakistan-based terrorists. Technically, China has suspended India’s joint proposal with the US to list the deputy leader Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and brother-in-law of the November 26 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, Abdul Rehman Makki, as a global terrorist at the United Nations. India and the United States have jointly proposed.
On June 1, India and the United States jointly proposed the listing of Makki, a close aide and brother-in-law of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, to the United Nations Security Council. Both countries have designated Makki as a terrorist under national law, and the US has offered him a $2 million bounty.
The United Nations Security Council’s proposal to place Makki on a sanctions regime was referred to the 15-member Al-Qaeda and ISIL Sanctions Committee, also known as Committee 1267, under “non-reactionary procedures” for” effective until June 16, people familiar with the development said.
On June 16, China issued a “technical hold” on the proposal, the people said. The measure, which could last up to six months according to Security Council procedures, effectively blocks the proposal to designate Makki as a terrorist until the “technical suspension” is lifted.
“China’s decision is deeply regrettable, given the overwhelming evidence against Makki. Furthermore, it goes against China’s claims to be anti-terrorism,” one of the people quoted as saying. know. JeM Azhar in the process of registering known terrorists based in Pakistan.
China finally gave in to Azhar by lifting the technical block on May 1, 2019, allowing the JeM leader to be listed by committee 1267 for terrorist activities and ties to al-Qaeda. . Beijing was unhappy due to growing international pressure and its own efforts at the time to improve relations with New Delhi following the 2017 border standoff at Doklam.
Any appointment by the United Nations Security Council to Makki would require Pakistan to take three steps: freeze funds and financial assets, impose a travel ban and