Police arrest alleged al Qaeda financier

Published: April 22, 2016
The arrested al Qaeda financier. PHOTO: KARACHI POLICE MEDIA CEL

The arrested al Qaeda financier. PHOTO: KARACHI POLICE MEDIA CEL

KARACHI: Police on Friday said they had arrested an al Qaeda financier who has been on the United Nations security council sanction lists for four years.

Abdur Rehman alias Abdul Rehman Sindhi, who was arrested on Thursday in Karachi, was placed on the UN sanction list in 2012 for providing financial services to al Qaeda.

Individuals on the list are subject to a freeze on their assets, travel ban and arms embargo.

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He was arrested during a joint operation of police and intelligence agencies in a congested residential quarter, Muqaddas Haider, a senior police officer told AFP.

Rehman is believed to have met al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden and his successor Ayman al-Zawahiri  several times.

He also had close links with Saud Memon, a key suspect in the kidnap and murder of US journalist Daniel in 2002.

Rehman was a member of various militant organisations before joining al Qaeda.

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He served as a member of Al-Akhtar Trust, a banned Islamic charity, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami, all of which have also been proscribed internationally.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Tp
    Apr 22, 2016 - 8:24PM

    Arresting Osama would have made a difference. What is the use of arresting this man now when Al-qaeda is almost finished.Recommend

  • Clockboy Ahmed
    Apr 22, 2016 - 8:45PM

    Why after so many years? Did he fall out of favor, or are we looking for scapegoat to show that Army is in control in Karachi?Recommend

    Apr 23, 2016 - 1:26AM

    The person does not appear to be rich….Look at his clothes and appearance……..May Allah guide us all……..Recommend

  • Just Zoking maan
    Apr 23, 2016 - 2:04AM

    This is red herring to show some work is being done in return for aid funds being received to fight terrorism. When people like Hafiz saeed Massod Azhar are roaming and working freely catching this man is just a joke.Recommend

  • shafie
    Apr 23, 2016 - 7:09AM

    @ibn Ashfaque. You are one of those people who go after “looks”… you would have said the same thing about Osama if you had met him in a Pakistani market..Recommend

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