Haramain Foundation off terror list
The Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council has taken Haramain Islamic Foundation (HIF) off the terror list, Sabq.com online said.
The committee also acquitted the HIF of the false accusations made against it in the wake of Sept. 11 incident, where thousands of US citizens died as a result of terror attacks on the World Trade Center towers.
The decision, issued last Tuesday, comes after 10 years of freezing HIF assets, travel bans on its employees and denial of charity work under fabricated and false accusations, the paper said.
The Sanctions Committee removed Haramain Foundation from the list of sanctions after reconsidering requests made by Office of the Ombudsman to remove HIF from the terror list pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1904 for the year 2009, the paper said.
In pursuant to (new) decision, assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo, imposed by the Security Council Resolution 2161 (2014) is no longer applicable on HIF, the paper said.
HIF was established in 1408 in Karachi by Sheikh Aqeel bin Abdulaziz Al-Aqeel.
Four years later, HIF was shifted to Riyadh to work in relief and Islamic call areas. It has employed more than 5,000 in more than 50 countries, including the US, the paper said.