MAULANA FAZLULLAH

QDi.352
MAULANA FAZLULLAH
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
7 April 2015
Reason for listing: 

Maulana Fazlullah was listed on 7 April 2015 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) 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 “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (QDe.132).

Additional information: 

Maulana Fazlullah was elected as the new commander of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (QDe.132) on 7 November 2013 following the death of former TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud (deceased). Under the leadership of Fazlullah, TTP claimed responsibility for the 16 December 2014 attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan that resulted in the deaths of at least 132 children, ten teachers, and three soldiers. Prior to becoming TTP’s leader, Fazlullah claimed he was behind the killing of high-ranking Pakistani Army officer Major General Sanaullah Niazi in September of 2013 as well as for ordering the shooting of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2012. He is responsible for the beheading of 17 Pakistani soldiers after an attack in June 2012 and also ordered the targeted killings of elders who led peace committees against the Taliban. From 2007 to 2009, Fazlullah led the local TTP in Pakistan’s northwest valley of Swat.