WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday designated the finance chief and a senior public relations official of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as “global terrorists,” placing tight economic sanctions on the two. The US Treasury said Nazir Ahmad Chaudhry, one of the two hit with sanctions, has been a senior leader and strategist for LeT since the early 2000s, while the second, Muhammad Hussein Gill, is an LeT founder and its chief financial officer. Both were labeled “specially designated global terrorists,” freezing any assets they might have in US jurisdiction and banning Americans from any transactions with the two.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2014.
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