WASHINGTON – The United States government has imposed sanctions on seven Pakistan entities that according to an official statement are associated with country’s missile programme.
The US Department of Commerce released a notification regarding the issue, placing seven Pakistan missile programme entities on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) list.
The notification suggests that the sanctions were imposed owing to the articulable facts that the entities are determined to be involved in activities that are contrary to the national security of the United States.
Pakistan has already rejected the allegation regarding any wrongdoing related to its nuclear or missile programme.
US Department of Commerce asserted that the imposition of sanctions would help prevent the violation of Export Administration Regulations (EAR) rules.
The placement on the list imposes a licence requirement for all items subject to the EAR and a licence review policy of presumption of denial.
The license requirements apply to any transaction in which items are to be exported, re-exported, or transferred (in-country) to any of the entities or in which such entities act as purchaser, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, or end-user thus putting hurdle in free operation of such entities.
Although the sanctions have been imposed but it has not been ascertained as to how the entities violated the codes of EAR.
These seven have been placed on the entity list under the destination of Pakistan
Suite #5-6, 2nd Floor, Empress Tower, Empress Road, Lahore-54000, Pakistan; and 11-12-13, 2nd Floor, Nomro Center, Badami Bagh, Lahore, Pakistan.
(2) Air Weapons Complex (AWC)
AWC: E-5, Officers Colony, Wah Cantt, Punjab, Pakistan;
(3) Engineering Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
726, G-11/2. Ibne-Sina Road, Islamabad, Pakistan;
(4) Maritime Technology Complex (MTC)
MTC: Plot 94, Karachi, Pakistan; and
MTC: System Division, PN Dockyard, Karachi, Pakistan;
(5) National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM)
NESCOM Head Quarter, Plot #94, Sector H-11/4, Islamabad, Pakistan;
(6) New Auto Engineering (NAE)
NAE: 72, Industrial Area, Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan; and
(7) Universal Tooling Services, a.k.a., the following three aliases:
—Forward Design and Manufacturing;
—MSM Enterprises; and
Deen Plaza, 68/62, Adamjee Road, Saddar P.O. Box 1640, GPO Rawalpindi, Pakistan; and G-7, Nimra Centre 7, Badami Bagh, Lahore, Pakistan; and 31/B Faisal Town, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan; and Model Town, HMC Road, Taxila, Pakistan.