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.
Adam Khan Achekzai was listed on 16 April 2013 pursuant to paragraph 2 of resolution 2082 (2012) 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.
Adam Khan Achekzai is an improvised explosive device (IED) manufacturer and facilitator for the Taliban. As of 2012, Adam constructed IEDs and had trained approximately 150 IED makers in support of the Taliban. As of late 2010, Adam was a Taliban military leader who was responsible for the production of IEDs and suicide vests. Adam was a deputy of Taliban IED facilitator Abdul Samad Achekzai (TAi.160) and, as Samad's deputy, coordinated procurement activities for the network.
In addition to his IED facilitation duties, Adam has filled other leadership roles for the Taliban. In mid-2010, Adam was named the Taliban head for Badghis Province, Afghanistan. Adam is also the former Taliban head for Sar-e Pul and Samangan Provinces, Afghanistan. As a Taliban military leader in Qandahar Province, Afghanistan, Adam was involved in organizing suicide attacks in neighboring provinces.