The U.S. designated the Haqqani Network as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation on September 19, 2021, and it remains a part of the list.
On September 26, Pakistani journalist Raja Faisal tweeted, saying that the U.S. has removed terrorist organization ''Haqqani Network'' from the "blacklist" following Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly held on September 25. This claim is false.
The Haqqani Network is an Islamist militant organization founded by Jalaluddin Haqqani. The network has emerged as the most powerful group in the newly formed Taliban government, with four of its members nominated as cabinet members, the Indian Express reported. The group's leader first fought the Soviet Army in Afghanistan as a loyal ally of the CIA and the ISI and then fought the U.S. and NATO forces. The terror network has been known for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan.
United States Department of State added the Haqqani Network to their list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations on September 19, 2012, over their involvement in the Afghan insurgency and attacks against the U.S. military. In addition, western interests in Afghanistan and the connection with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda groups were also the reasons.
However, according to the U.S. Department of State, HQN is still added to the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organization's list. The last terror outfit to be delisted by U.S. was Ansarallah, a Houthi movement headquartered in Yemen, removed on February 16, 2021.