As many as 139 entries in the United Nations’ latest list of terrorists and militant groups are from Pakistan, Dawn reported on Wednesday. Hafiz Saeed, Dawood Ibrahim and Ayman al-Zawahiri figure on the list of people who have lived or operated in Pakistan or have been linked with outfits that used Pakistan’s territory for their work.
The UN Security Council updated the list on Tuesday. The first person on the list is Al Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri, considered Osama bin Laden’s heir apparent. Several militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba feature on the list.
Dawood Ibrahim, wanted in India for the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was listed as an Indian who owns a “palatial bungalow in the hilly area of Noorabad, Karachi” and has held several Pakistani passports issued in Rawalpindi and Karachi.
The list describes Hafiz Saeed, the leader of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, as a person wanted by the Interpol for his involvement in terrorist activities. India and the United States accuse him of plotting the terror attacks in Mumbai in November 2008.
Jamaat-ud-Dawa is mentioned in the list as one of the aliases of Lashkar-e-Taiba.