The US government on Thursday designated six individuals as global terrorists. The individuals are accused of supporting the Taliban and Haqqani network in Afghanistan.
The Trump administration stressed their links to Pakistan, The Associated Press reported.
According to the report, among them are senior members of Taliban regime in Afghanistan – 1996 to 2001, including former central bank governor Abdul Samad Sani.
The six individuals, said to have been part of Taliban leadership bodies in Pakistan, are alleged to have provided financing and weapons for militants involved in attacks on US-led coalition forces.
“The Pakistan government must work with us to deny the Taliban and the Haqqani network sanctuary and to aggressively target terrorist fundraising,” Mandelker, the undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement, as quoted by AP.
The blacklisted individuals include: Abdul Qadeer Basir Abdul Baseer, said to have led the finance commission of the Taliban leadership Shura in Peshawar.
He is alleged to have provided tens of thousands of dollars for Taliban attacks in Kunar province of Afghanistan last fall.
One notable name on the list is that of Hafiz Mohammed Popalzai, said to have served for several years on the Taliban finance commission and been in charge of the group's finances for southern and western Afghanistan. He is alleged to have passed on 10 million euros paid to the Taliban for the release of hostages in mid-2011 to the finance commission's leader in Quetta, the AP report said.