Pakistan to freeze assets of Masood Azhar
04, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level : How India won Hearts at International stage by framing Azhar as Global terrorist? Evaluate.
- Pakistan has issued an official order to freeze the assets of and impose a travel ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar.
- This move comes after the United Nations declared him a “global terrorist” after China lifted its hold on a proposal by the U.S., the U.K. and France to blacklist him.
- A veto-wielding permanent member of the UNSC, China was the sole hold-out in the 15-nation body on the bid to blacklist Azhar, blocking attempts by placing a “technical hold” and asking for “more time to examine” the proposal.
- Pakistan-based Azhar is also banned from selling or purchasing arms and ammunition.