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.
Fazl Rabi was listed on 6 January 2012 pursuant to paragraph 3 of resolution 1988 (2011) as being associated with 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” 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.
Fazl Rabi provides financial and logistical support to the Haqqani Network (TAe.012), , a Taliban-affiliated group of militants that operates from the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region. Rabi has traveled abroad to raise money for the Haqqani Network and has also helped to collect money for the military activities of the Taliban. In February 2009, Rabi traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to fundraise and conduct meetings on behalf of Sirajuddin Haqqani (TAi.144), a senior Haqqani Network leader. Rabi has also traveled to the Gulf to raise funds for Jalaluddin Haqqani (TAi.040), the patriarch of the Haqqani Network. Rabi is also a member of the Taliban's financial shura and has dispersed funds to Taliban commanders and officials.
Rabi has been involved in sending suicide bombers to Afghanistan and has coordinated the Haqqani Network's relationship with other militant groups. While serving as the top Taliban official in Konar Province during the Taliban regime, Rabi was involved in shipping illegal narcotics out of Afghanistan. Following the fall of the Taliban in late 2001, Rabi fled to the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region.