Leadership of Pakistan-based Terrorist Organization
WASHINGTON – The U.S.
Department of the Treasury today targeted the financial and leadership networks
of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LT) by designating Nazir Ahmad Chaudhry (Ahmad) and
Muhammad Hussein Gill as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs)
pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. Ahmad and Gill are being
designated for acting for or on behalf of LT, a terrorist organization based in
Pakistan. Treasury and the Department of State have designated 22
individuals and four entities associated with LT.
State Department today also maintained LT’s designation as a Foreign Terrorist
Organization (FTO) and added the following aliases to its listing of LT:
Jama’at-ud-Dawa, Al-Anfal Trust, Tehrik-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool, and Tehrik-e-Tahafuz
Qibla Awwal. The State Department originally designated LT as an FTO in
December 2001, and the group was added to the United Nations (UN) 1267/1989
Sanctions list in 2005.
“In targeting Lashkar-e-Tayyiba leadership, today’s action
demonstrates our unrelenting commitment to combatting terrorism by disrupting
terrorist groups’ financial activities,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and
Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “We will continue to target LT’s
financial foundation to disrupt and impede its violent activities.”
was responsible for the deadly November 2008
terrorist attack in Mumbai, India that killed nearly two hundred people and
injured more than three hundred. The group’s leader is Hafiz Muhammad
Saeed, who is listed under UN Security Council Resolution 1267.
Nazir Ahmad Chaudhry (Ahmad)
Ahmad has been an LT senior leader since the early 2000s and
has served as LT vice-president, member of the group’s central leadership, and
as close aide of LT’s overall leader Muhammad Saeed. Ahmad directed the
group’s public relations department for at least ten years and, as of 2012, was
the head of LT’s information wing. Ahmad has also been a key strategist
for the group and has been involved in LT operational finance matters.
Gill is a senior LT shura member and was an LT
founder. He has been an accountant for LT for more than ten years and
more specifically, has served as LT’s chief financial officer and headed LT’s
accounts department for several years. He also has served in LT’s revenue
wing and has maintained LT’s expense records.
a result of today’s action, all property and interests in the United States or
in the possession or control of U.S. persons in which Ahmad and Gill have an
interest are blocked, and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in
transactions with them.
Nazir Ahmad Chaudhry
12 December 1948
Sahiwal, Punjab Province, Pakistan
Alt. National ID Number:
BE4196581 (Pakistan), Issued 1 December 2007, Expired 29 November 2012
Muhammad Hussein Gill
Muhammad Hussain Gill
Yahya Abu al Wafa
7 April 1937
4-Lake Road, Lahore, Pakistan