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 Khan Motaqi was listed on 25 January 2001 as Minister of Education 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.
Amir Khan Motaqi also served as a Taliban representative in United Nations-led talks during the Taliban regime.
Amir Khan Motaqi is considered to be a prominent member of the Taliban and also served as Minister of Information and Culture during the Taliban regime. Amir Khan Motaqi was a member of a regional Taliban Council as at June 2007. He was a member of the Taliban Supreme Council as at June 2007.