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File photo shows Qari Tahir Yaldashev, a leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). The US Treasury said Wednesday one of the three men whose assets had been frozen coordinated financial support for the IMU in Afghanistan and Pakistan.—File Photo

WASHINGTON: The US Treasury said on Wednesday it had frozen the assets of three Pakistani-based individuals suspected of backing the Taliban and other militant organisations blamed for violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Treasury said it froze all US assets and prohibited any US individuals from doing business with Maulawi Adam Khan Achekzai, Aamir Ali Chaudhry and Qari Ayyub Bashir.

Adam and Chaudhry were involved in the production of bombs for the Taliban and the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Pakistani Taliban, the US Treasury said in a statement.

Bashir coordinated financial support for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) in Afghanistan and Pakistan, it added.

“As these designations demonstrate, we will continue to work to dismantle the terrorist support networks operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan, paying special attention to those involved in the manufacture of IEDs (improvised explosive devices),” said David Cohen, US undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.

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Sam Oct 18, 2012 01:39am
tabassum fahim Oct 17, 2012 03:35pm
well i think iota of courage shown by us atleast tehy are pretending to be honest with pak gov if not in reality
siddiq karim Oct 17, 2012 05:20pm
thank you America for trying to save Pakistan. use drones or whatever but get these worthless hypocrits.
ali Oct 17, 2012 03:15pm
Do they have any assets if they do how much are they worth? this is joke.