In accordance with paragraph 20 of resolution 2160 (2014), the 1988 Sanctions Committee makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in the 1988 Sanctions List.
Abdul Manan Mohammad Ishak was listed on 25 January 2001 as Commercial Attaché at the Taliban Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, of the Taliban regime so falling within the provisions of resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000) of the United Nations Security Council regarding acts and activities of the Taliban authorities.
Abdul Manan Mohammad Ishak was also First Secretary at the Taliban Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during the Taliban regime. He later became a senior Taliban commander in Paktia, Paktika and Khost Provinces of eastern Afghanistan. He was also responsible for the movement of Taliban fighters and weapons across the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.