UN To End Travel Ban Exemptions For 13 Taliban Officials

New York: The United Nations is set to end travel ban exemptions for 13 Taliban officials.

Under a 2011 UN Security Council resolution, 135 Taliban officials are subject to sanctions that include asset freezes and travel bans.

In June this year, the 15-member UN Security Council’s Afghanistan Sanctions Committee removed two Taliban education ministers from the exemption list over the regime’s curtailment of women’s rights. At the same time, they renewed the exemption for the others till yesterday.

China and Russia have called for an extension, while the United States has sought a reduced list of the officials allowed to travel.

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