The US Department of State has designated Malik Ishaq, one of the co-founders of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. A press release said the consequences of this designation include a prohibition against U.S. persons engaging in transactions with Malik Ishaq, and the freezing of all his property and interests that are in the United States, or come within the United States or the possession or control of U.S. persons.

Malik Ishaq is a founding member and is the current leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. In 1997, Malik Ishaq admitted his involvement in terrorist activity that resulted in the deaths of over 100 Pakistanis, the release said.