Pakistan sanctions Taliban to avoid global finance blacklist

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Sun, 2020-08-23 01:28

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has issued sweeping financial sanctions against Afghanistan’s Taliban, just as the militant group is in the midst of US-led peace process in the neighboring country.

The orders identified dozens of individuals, including the Taliban’s chief peace negotiator Abdul Ghani Baradar and several members of the Haqqani family, including Sirajuddin, the current head of the Haqqani network and deputy head of the Taliban.

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