ID: 244326    1/20/2010 8:53    10BEIJING148    Embassy Beijing    CONFIDENTIAL    09BEIJING2848|09ISLAMABAD2570|09STATE103107|10STATE4664    "VZCZCXYZ0002 OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBJ #0148 0200853 ZNY CCCCC ZZH O 200853Z JAN 10 FM AMEMBASSY BEIJING TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7682 INFO RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD IMMEDIATE 7040 RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI IMMEDIATE 5029 "    "C O N F I D E N T I A L BEIJING 000148

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/20/2030 TAGS: PTER, EFIN, KTFN, PREL, UNSC, CH, IN, PK SUBJECT: PRC/TERRORISM FINANCE: PRC REQUESTED TO DROP UN 1267 HOLD ON MAKKI, CHEEMA AND AZHAR ALVI

REF: A. STATE 4664 B. 09 BEIJING 2848 C. 09 ISLAMABAD 2570 D. 09 STATE 103107

Classified By: Political Minister Counselor Aubrey Carlson, Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

1. (C) PolOff delivered ref A points concerning UN 1267 Committee listing of Abdur Rahman Makki, Azam Cheema and Mohammad Masood Azhar Alvi to MFA International Organizations and Conferences Department UN Division Deputy Director Shen Yinyin January 20.  PolOff noted U.S. intention to submit  additional information (ref D) regarding these three  individuals to the 1267 Committee and Pakistan's response to  this information (ref C), called attention to UNSCR 1617  operative paragraph 3 as means to authorize the listing, and  requested that the PRC not place a new hold on these three  listings.  Shen acknowledged that the PRC had not provided a definitive response to the additional information provided in October 2009 (ref B).  She said the MFA would review the information provided in the context of UNSCR 1617 and provide a response as soon as possible. HUNTSMAN

Opinion

Editorial

Policy rate hike
Updated 27 Nov, 2022

Policy rate hike

The decision to hike the policy rate by 100bps is a step in the right direction, even if intended to appease the IMF.
Vawda’s reprieve
27 Nov, 2022

Vawda’s reprieve

FAISAL Vawda should be relieved. After years of running from a reckoning for submitting a false declaration in his...
Gujarat’s ghosts
27 Nov, 2022

Gujarat’s ghosts

TWO decades have passed since the bloody Gujarat riots, one of the worst spasms of anti-Muslim violence witnessed in...
March in Pindi
Updated 26 Nov, 2022

March in Pindi

WITH the chief’s appointment out of the way and the army intent on staying out of politics, the fight is now down...
Tough IMF position
26 Nov, 2022

Tough IMF position

THE IMF has made it clear that Pakistan’s “timely finalisation of the [flood] recovery plan” — the key ...
The youth vote
26 Nov, 2022

The youth vote

PAKISTAN is an overwhelmingly young nation, with about 64pc of the population under 30. Yet our political system has...