NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.Q.271.09. ARIF QASMANI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 14.09.2009
Arif Qasmani was listed on 29 June 2009 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1822 (2008) as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of”; "supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to" or "otherwise supporting acts or activities of" Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05) and Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01).
Arif Qasmani is the chief coordinator of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba’s (LeT) (QE.L.118.05) dealings with other organizations and has provided significant support for LeT terrorist operations. Qasmani has worked with LeT to facilitate terrorist attacks, including the July 2006 train bombing in Mumbai, India, and the February 2007 Samjota Express bombing in Panipat, India. Qasmani utilized money that he received from Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar (QI.K.135.03), an Indian crime figure and listed terrorism supporter, to facilitate the July 2006 train bombing in Mumbai, India. Qasmani also conducted fundraising activities on behalf of LeT in late 2005.
Arif Qasmani has also provided financial and other support to Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01). As of late 2006, Qasmani provided funding to Al-Qaida members and facilitated the return of foreign fighters to their respective countries. Between 2004 and 2005, Qasmani provided Al-Qaida with supplies and weapons and facilitated the movement of Al-Qaida leaders in and out of Afghanistan. In return for Qasmani’s support, Al-Qaida provided him with operatives to support the July 2006 train bombing in Mumbai, India, and the February 2007 Samjota Express bombing in Panipat, India. Qasmani also facilitated the movement of Al-Qaida personnel out of Afghanistan in 2001. In 2005, Arif Qasmani provided Taliban leaders with a means to smuggle personnel, equipment and weapons into Afghanistan.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05), listed on 2 May 2005
Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar (QI.K.135.03), listed on 3 November 2003
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (QI.S.263.08), listed on 10 December 2008
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi (QI.L.264.08), listed on 10 December 2008
Haji Muhammad Ashraf (QI.A.265.08), listed on 10 December 2008
Mahmoud Mohammad Ahmed Bahaziq (QI.B.266.08), listed on 10 December 2008
Mohammed Yahya Mujahid (QI.M.272.09), listed on 29 June 2009
Hafiz Abdul Salam Bhuttavi (QI.B.307.12), listed on 14 March 2012
Zafar Iqbal (QI.I.308.12), listed on 14 March 2012