In accordance with paragraph 13 of resolution 1822 (2008) and subsequent related resolutions, the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List.
Abdur Rehman 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” Al-Qaida (QDe.004), Harakat-ul Jihad Islami (QDe.130), Jaish-i-Mohammed (QDe.019) and Al-Akhtar Trust International (QDe.121).
Abdur Rehman has facilitated the activities of and provided financial services to Al-Qaida (QDe.004). Rehman has housed Al-Qaida facilitators in Pakistan and has been used by Al-Qaida leaders to pass information to each other. In early 2009, Rehman traveled on behalf of an Al-Qaida facilitator to move funds for militants in Pakistan. In early 2007, Rehman planned to facilitate the movement of $1 million from an Al-Qaida facilitator in the Gulf to Pakistan to finance Al-Qaida suicide attacks and terrorist operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Rehman has maintained ties with three additional extremist groups: Harakat-ul Jihad Islami (HUJI) (QDe.130), Jaish-i-Mohammed (JEM) (QDe.019), and Al-Akhtar Trust International (AATI) (QDe.121). As of 2007, Rehman was a HUJI commander who frequently traveled to raise funds for its activities. Rehman is a former provincial-level JEM leader and once served as its primary point of contact in Karachi, Pakistan. As of 2005, Rehman often traveled to collect funds from an AATI fundraiser, managing them and distributing them to extremist groups.
Rehman runs a religious school in Karachi, Pakistan, which is also used as a center for recruiting, indoctrinating, meeting and raising funds for militants.