Masood Azhar named global terrorist: How it will affect the JeM chief?

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When her attention was drawn to reports of Indian involvement in terrorism in Pakistan and Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies funding Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), she said she did not have the evidence.

This is also the first time a terrorist has been slapped with worldwide sanctions for an attack that happened in Jammu and Kashmir.

The first time that India proposed the ban, in 2009, JeM had taken responsibility for the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. In view of China's exercise of veto power, the U.S. reverted to the 1267 committee - deleting Masood's links to the Pulwama attack from its ban proposal.

The United Nations added Masood Azhar, leader of a Pakistan-based armed group, to its list of "global terrorists" on Wednesday after China lifted its objections to the move.

Beijing had been blocking Azhar's listing despite a strong push by the US, UK and France.

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In the aftermath of the 14th February Pulwama terror attack that killed more 40 Indian security personnel, USA along with France and United Kingdom had moved a proposal for listing of Masood Azhar. It was the fourth time that China had blocked Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist by the UN.

China had indicated on Tuesday that it would no more block the resolution, which was initially moved by India, as its Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said the "relevant consultations" at the Sanctions Committee had made "some progress" and the issue would be "properly resolved". China insisted that the matter should be resolved at the 1267 Committee, whose proceedings are not publicised.

Azhar is linked to terrorism for "participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities" carried out by JeM, according to the sanctions committee.

The US had put forward a draft Security Council resolution to blacklist Azhar, ratcheting up pressure on China to remove its opposition to the sanctions.

France had adopted national sanctions against Azhar on March 15.

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The Indian media's attempts to build a narrative claiming it as a "victory" for India and validation of its stance were thus absolutely false and baseless, he said.

For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the announcement is likely to provide a boost to his campaign in the middle of ongoing elections.

Faisal said the current decision was based on consensus and Pakistan's concerns were addressed after consultations with China. The JeM has already been designated as a terror outfit by the United Nations. This means that Azhar is now subject to a travel ban, an arms embargo and his assets will be frozen as per the Charter of the United Nations.

An assets freeze under the Sanctions Committee requires that all states freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of designated individuals and entities.

During the visit, Khan held talks with Xi, besides meeting Premier Li Keqiang and Vice President Wang Qishan during which India-Pakistan tension following the Pulwama terror attack as well as listing of Azhar reportedly figured. Pakistan is heavily dependent on the world community for its survival, having failed as a country.

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The US embassy in a statement said Amb Wells in her interactions in Islamabad underscored the importance of all actors in the region takings steps to advance security, stability, and cooperation in South Asia.

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