Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan has welcomed the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) decision to sanction Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter militant group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group.

According to a statement issued by Foreign Office, the UN Security Council has approved addition of Jamatul Ahrar terrorist group in the list of entities and individuals subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

“Pakistan had proposed this listing,” the statement read and added that Pakistan has welcomed its listing.

The Jamatul Ahrar operates from Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan and has been involved in a series of terrorist attacks inside Pakistan. Pakistan had proscribed the terrorist outfit last year.

The United States had added the militant outfit to its list of global terrorists last year.