ABDUL BASIR NOORZAI

TAi.173
ABDUL BASIR NOORZAI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
27 May 2015
Reason for listing: 

Abdul Basir Noorzai was listed on 27 March 2015 pursuant to paragraph 2 of resolution 2160 (2014) 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” those designated and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with the Taliban in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan.

Additional information: 

Haji Abdul Basir (Basir) owns and operates the Haji Basir and Zarjmil Company Hawala (TAe.014). Basir had authority to distribute money to the Taliban, and over the last several years, Basir distributed thousands of dollars through his hawala to Taliban members in the region. Basir has funded Taliban activities through his hawala, transferred money to Taliban elders and facilitated the travel of Taliban informants.

As of 2012, Basir was considered to be the principal money exchanger for Taliban senior leadership. Also in 2010, Basir solicited donations for the Taliban from Pakistani and Afghan expatriates living in Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore.