Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions
1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida
and associated individuals and entities


NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING

QI.I.308.12. ZAFAR IQBAL

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 14.03.2012

Zafar Iqbal 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” and “recruiting for” Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05).

Additional information:

Zafar Iqbal is a senior leader and co-founder of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) (QE.L.118.05), which he formed in the late 1980s with current LeT emir Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (QI.S.263.08), and LeT financier and senior member Mahmoud Mohammad Bahaziq (QI.B.266.08).

Zafar Iqbal has served in various Lashkar-e-Tayyiba/Jamaat-ud-Dawa (LeT/JuD) senior leadership positions and was once considered the LeT/JuD second-in-command. As of late 2010, Iqbal was in charge of the LeT/JuD finance department. As of early 2010, Iqbal was also the director of the LeT/JuD education department, a position he has held since at least 2003. As the head of the LeT/JuD education department, Iqbal has been involved in recruiting activities on behalf of the group and preparing the curricula for schools run by LeT/JuD in Pakistan. As of 2010, Iqbal was also the president of the LeT/JuD medical wing and secretary of a university trust created by LeT/JuD to carry out unspecified activities on behalf of the group.

Zafar Iqbal has also been involved in LeT/JuD fundraising activities. As of 2008, Iqbal was identified as the LeT/JuD chief of fundraising and had raised money for some LeT/JuD construction efforts. In 2010, Iqbal was personally involved in the construction of an LeT/JuD facility. In 1989­-1990, Iqbal traveled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with LeT emir Hafiz Muhammad Saeed to request financial support from former Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) leader Usama bin Laden (deceased).

Related listed individuals and entities:

Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05), listed on 2 May 2005

Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
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
Hafiz Abdul Salam Bhuttavi (QI.B.307.12), listed on 14 March 2012