NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.B.307.12. HAFIZ ABDUL SALAM BHUTTAVI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 14.03.2012
Hafiz Abdul Salam Bhuttavi was listed on 14 March 2012 pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 1989 (2011) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” or “otherwise supporting acts and activities of” Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05).
Hafiz Abdul Salam Bhuttavi is a founding member of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) (QE.L.118.05) and deputy to LeT emir Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (QI.S.263.08). Bhuttavi has served as the acting emir of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba/Jamaat-ud-Dawa (LeT/JuD) on at least two occasions when Saeed has been detained. Saeed was detained days after the November 2008 Mumbai attacks and held until June 2009. Bhuttavi handled the group's day-to-day functions during this period, and made independent decisions on behalf of the organization. Saeed was also detained in May 2002.
Bhuttavi is also LeT/JuD's preeminent scholar, has instructed its leaders and members, and has issued fatwas authorizing LeT/JuD operations. Bhuttavi helped prepare the operatives for the November 2008 terrorist assault in Mumbai, India, by delivering lectures on the merits of martyrdom operations. The Mumbai attacks killed over 150 people and injured many more. Bhuttavi is responsible for LeT/JuD's madrassah (religious school) network. In mid-2002, Bhuttavi was in charge of establishing an LeT organizational base in Lahore, Pakistan.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05), listed on 2 May 2005
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
Arif Qasmani (QI.Q.271.09), listed on 29 June 2009
Mohammed Yahya Mujahid (QI.M.272.09), listed on 29 June 2009
Zafar Iqbal (QI.I.308.12), listed on 14 March 2012