UN Confirms Six Addresses of Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan

However three of the nine addresses, given by India to Pakistan, have been found to be incorrect. 

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Dawood Ibrahim  is wanted in India for the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed. (Photo: AP)

India’s consistent stand that Dawood Ibrahim is based in Pakistan has got a virtual endorsement from the UN which has confirmed six addresses of the underworld don in that country.

The listing of the UN Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee also includes information about Dawood’s various passports, including those issued in Pakistan.

India, in a dossier, had cited nine addresses in Pakistan as those frequented by Dawood. The UN Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee has removed three, finding them incorrect.

One of the addresses dropped by the UN Committee was found similar to that of a residence of Islamabad’s envoy to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi.

The address was “of Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, and not Dawood Ibrahim”, the sources said.

Dawood Ibrahim is India’s most wanted criminal. (Photo:<b> The Quint</b>)
Dawood Ibrahim is India’s most wanted criminal. (Photo: The Quint)

However, the six other addresses provided by India have not been amended.

The Committee, on Monday, amended its entry concerning Dawood, the mastermind behind the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, with “underline and strikethrough”.

The amendment also strikes other addresses: “8th Floor of Mehran Square, near Pardesi House-3, Talwar Area, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan” and “6/A Kjauabam Tanzeem, Phase-5, Defence Housing Araea, Karachi, Pakistan.”

The dossier prepared by India showed that Dawood Ibrahim is holed up in Pakistan and stated that he is known to frequently change his locations and addresses there.

Islamabad has consistently denied that Dawood is living in the country.

Pakistan Denies That Dawood is Living in its Territory

Being a UN designated terrorist, Dawood is subject to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

The information about the residences in Pakistan, including one bought near the house of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of the late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, in Karachi two years ago is contained in the dossier.

Dawood is known to frequently change his locations and addresses in Pakistan. He has amassed immense property in Pakistan and moves under the protection of Pakistani agencies.
The Dossier

It has added “Sheikh Farooqi, Bada Seth, Bada Bhai, Iqbal Bhai, Mucchad and Haji Sahab” as his “low quality” aliases.

(With inputs from PTI)

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