Islamabad : Days after UN declared Masood Azhar, the Chief of JeM, a ‘global terrorist’, Pakistan issued an official order to freeze the assets as well as ban his all travels. Besides, the neighbouring country also barred him from selling or purchasing arms and ammunition.
The development comes days after the UN Security Council designated Azhar as a global terrorist, a move that was being blocked by China for nearly 10 years.
The UN sanctions committee on the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda on Wednesday announced the designation of Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) over its ties to Al-Qaeda.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry while announcing the official declaration against Masood said, “The Federal Government is pleased to order that the Resolution 2368 (2017) be fully implemented against Azhar. The government directed officials to take actions as appropriate for the implementation of sanctions against the JeM chief.”
Meanwhile PM Modi lauded the UNSC (United Nations Security Council) for their decision to declare Azhar as a global terrorist, terming it a big success for India’s efforts to root out terrorism.