Abdul Rehman Makki


Abdul Rehman Makki

Year of birth



Additional Information

Nationalities: PK



Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website:

16 January 2023

Reason for listing:

Abdul Rehman Makki was listed on 16 January 2023 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2368 (2017) as being associated with ISIL or Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of”, “recruiting for”, “otherwise supporting acts or activities of”, and “either owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by, or otherwise supporting” Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QDe.118). 

Additional information:

Abdul Rehman Makki is the head of LASHKAR-E-TAYYIBA (LET) political affairs. He served as head of LET’s foreign relations department and member of Shura (governing body). He is also a member of JUD’s Markazi (Central) Team and Daawati (proselytization) team. He is brother-in-law of LET Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (QDi.263). Abdul Rehman Makki is wanted by the Indian Government.  

Abdul Rehman Makki and other LET/JUD operatives have been involved in raising funds, recruiting and radicalizing youth to violence and planning attacks in India, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Whilst Makki has held his leadership positions within LET and JUD, LET have been responsible for or had involvement in the following prominent attacks: 

i) Red Fort Attack: Six LET terrorists had stormed Red Fort on 22 December 2000 and had opened indiscriminate fire on the security forces guarding the Fort.  

ii) Rampur Attack: Five LET terrorists had attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Rampur on 01 January 2008 in which seven CRPF personnel and a rickshaw puller were killed. 

iii) 26/11 Mumbai attack (26-28 November 2008): Most audacious attack by LET in India. 10 LET terrorists from Pakistan entered via Arabian Sea in Mumbai with pre-decided targets out of which Amir Ajmal Kasab was caught alive, rest were killed. 

iv) Karan Nagar, Srinagar attack (12-13 February 2018): LET Fidayeen (suicide squad) stormed into CRPF (23 Battalion) camp at Karan Nagar area of Srinagar in which one CRPF trooper was killed one Policeman was injured. 

v) Khanpora, Baramulla attack (30 May 2018): Three civilians were shot dead by LET militants. 

vi) Srinagar attack (14 June 2018): Senior journalist & Editor in Chief of Rising Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari, and his two Personal Security Officers (PSOs) were shot by LET terrorists. 

vii) Gurez/ Bandipora attack (7 August 2018): Four Army soldiers including a Major were killed as Army foiled a major infiltration bid by heavily armed LET militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez Sector of Bandipora District, Jammu and Kashmir. 

Makki was arrested on 15 May 2019 by Pakistan Government and was under house arrest in Lahore. In 2020, a Pakistani court convicted Makki of terrorism financing and sentenced him to prison. 

Related listed individuals and entities:

Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QDe.118), listed on 5 May 2005  

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (QDi.263), listed on 10 December 2008 

Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi (QDi.264), listed on 10 December 2008

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