A Pakistan-based charity organization – Al Furqan Foundation Welfare Trust, was added to the list of terrorist entities for financially supporting the Taliban militants in Afghanistan and other terrorist groups.
According to the US Treasury Department, Al Furqan funds al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and the Taliban.
A statement by the Treasury Department said the charity organization has been directly linked to a notorious jihadist who is a leader in both al Qaeda and the Taliban.
The statement further added that Al Furqan was added to the US list of Specially Designated Global Terrorist with the Saudi government, which listed the group “under its Law of Terrorism Crimes and Financing and the Royal Decree A/44.”
“Today’s joint action reflects the strength of U.S. and Saudi cooperation on countering the financing of terrorism,” said Adam J. Szubin, Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. “We are committed to exposing terrorist financiers, especially those who masquerade as charities.”
The Treasury described Al-Furqan as a “successor entity” to the Afghan Support Committee and Revival of Islamic Heritage Society branches in Pakistan and Afghanistan.