The United Nations Security Council ISIL (Daesh) and Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee on Friday removed the name of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from its sanctions list.
The security council committee said “pursuant to resolutions 1267 and 2253 concerning Daesh, Al-Qaeda and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities,” it has removed the name of Hekmatyar from the Daesh and Al-Qaeda Sanctions List.
“The assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 2 of Security Council resolution 2253 (2015) no longer apply to the name set out below," read the UN notice on Hekmatyar.
This comes after Hizb-e-Islami last year signed a peace accord with the Afghan government.
The removal of Hekmatyar’s name from the sanctions list had been one of the conditions the group laid out.
Currently efforts are also underway to release Hizb-e-Islami prisoners and to finalize suitable accommodation in Kabul for the group’s leader in order for him to return home.