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.
Mohammad Hassan Akhund was listed on 25 January 2001 concurrently as the First Deputy of the Council of Ministers, Foreign Minister and Governor of Kandahar 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.
Mohammad Hassan Akhund is a close associate and Political Advisor of Mohammed Omar (TAi.004).
Mohammad Hassan Akhund remained an active leader of the Taliban as at mid-2009. He was a member of the Taliban Supreme Council as at December 2009. He was one of the most effective Taliban commanders as at early 2010.