UNITED NATIONS - Ten Taliban and 35 al-Qaeda members and affiliates have been removed from a UN sanctions terror list after an exhaustive review of 488 names, the head of the Security Councils al-Qaeda/Taliban committee said Monday. As a result of the review of 488 names, 45 were de-listed, Thomas Mayr-Harting, who is Austrias UN ambassador, told reporters at UN Heazdquarters in New York. He said those removed, following requests from governments, include 10 individuals who had been associated with the Taliban as well as 14 individuals and 21 entities linked at some point to al-Qaeda. Responding to a question Richard Barret, Co-ordinator of the committee said that former Pakistani ISI Gen Hamid Gul was never on the list or proposed to be on the list. A correspondent asked whether former Pakistani ISI chief Lt Gen Hamid GUl was delisted, Richard Barret, co-ordinator of the committee, said that the general was never on the list, nor anyone had proposed that he would placed on it. Last week, five of the 10 Taliban removed from the list were named as Abdul Satar Paktin; Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad Awrang, a former Afghan envoy to the UN; Abdul Salam Zaeef, author of My life with the Taliban; and two officials who are now deceased. Individuals on the list are subject to asset freezes, a travel ban and an arms embargo. Mayr-Hartin said 433 names 132 Taliban and 311 from Al-Qaeda were confirmed on the list, although a final decision for 66 among them is still pending. As part of his efforts to promote national reconciliation, Afghan President Hamid Karzai had asked the Security Council to remove names of some Taliban who were not linked to al-Qaeda from the terror blacklist. The Karzai government has set conditions for peace talks with Taliban insurgents, demanding militants renounce violence, accept the Afghan constitution and rescind ties with Al-Qaeda. The Afghan reportedly sought the removal of up to 50 former Taliban officials from the blacklist, including those of a number of persons now deceased. Last January, the sanctions panel had already removed five top Taliban officials from its list. The five then delisted were Abdul Wakil Mutawakil, who was foreign minister under the now ousted Taliban regime; Faiz Mohammad Faizan, a former deputy commerce minister; Shams-US-Safa, a former foreign ministry official; Mohammad Musa, a deputy planning minister; and Abdul Hakim, a former deputy frontier affairs minister. The UN blacklist was established under UN Security Council Resolution 1267, adopted in October 1999 for the purpose of overseeing implementation of sanctions imposed on Taliban-controlled Afghanistan for its support of Osama bin Ladens extremist network. Under the resolution, UN member states are required to impose travel bans, an asset freeze and an arms embargo on any individual or entity associated with Al-Qaeda, bin Laden and/or the Taliban. Removal from the list requires unanimous approval from all 15 members of the Security Councils sanctions panel.