U.S. imposes sanctions on Pakistani trust fund heads

08:08, April 16, 2010      

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The U.S. Treasury said on Thursday it had imposed sanctions on two Pakistani trust fund heads who are accused of being linked to al-Qaeda and Taliban.

"Today's designation of these two high-profile financiers of al- Qaeda and the Taliban, who are also leaders of Al-Akhtar Trust and Al-Rashid Trust, further exposes those organizations' continuing support for terrorism under the guise of charitable activity," said Treasury under-secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence Stuart Levey.

The two are identified as Mohammed Mazhar and Mufti Abdul Rahim respectively.

Their assets under U.S. jurisdiction were frozen, the Treasury Department said.

The department accused Mazhar of supporting the al-Qaeda and the Taliban, and accused Rahim of funding the Taliban.

Source:Xinhua

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