US designates Mullah Fazlullah as Global Terrorist

WASHINGTON: The United States has designated Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Mullah Fazlullah, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.

According to US the Department of State, the consequences of these designations include a prohibition against US persons engaging in transactions with Fazlullah, and the freezing of all property and interests of Fazlullah that are in the United States, or come within the United States or the possession or control of US persons.

Maulana Fazlullah was elected commander of TTP in November 2013, following the death of former Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud.

The Department of State designated TTP as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist on September 1, 2010.

TTP was also listed at the United Nations 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee on July 29, 2011.

Under the leadership of Fazlullah, TTP claimed responsibility for the December 16, 2014 attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan that resulted in the deaths of at least 148 individuals, mostly students.