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.
Mohammed Qasim Mir Wali Khudai Rahim was listed on 21 November 2012 pursuant to paragraph 3 of resolution 1988 (2011) 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.
Mohammed Qasim Mir Wali Khudai Rahim is the owner of Rahat Ltd. (TAe.013), which has branches across Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran and participates in the financing and facilitation of the Taliban insurgency.
Taliban senior figures have personally met Qasim and Rahat Ltd. branch managers. They have also frequented Rahat Ltd. branches and used Qasim’s services to receive, store and send funds to support both their insurgent operations inside Afghanistan and the Taliban’s narcotics fundraising activities.
During a meeting with Taliban senior figures in 2011, Qasim demonstrated his witting complicity in handling Taliban funding through Rahat Ltd. branches in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Qasim has been personally associated with Taliban insurgent commanders inside Afghanistan and networks involved in the supply of weapons including improvised explosive devices (IED).
Qasim has used Rahat Ltd. to provide financial services to his own and others’ narcotics networks which are located in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region and affiliated to the Taliban.