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.
Amir Abdullah was listed on 20 July 2010 pursuant to paragraph 2 of resolution 1904 (2009) as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban 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”, “recruiting for” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” the Taliban.
Amir Abdullah has served as treasurer to senior Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar (TAi.024) and was the former deputy to the Taliban governor of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Amir Abdullah has traveled to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya and the United Arab Emirates to raise funds for the Taliban. He has also facilitated communications for Taliban leadership and coordinated high-level meetings at the guesthouse of his residence in Pakistan. Abdullah helped many senior Taliban members who fled Afghanistan in 2001 to settle in Pakistan.