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Pakistan issues order to freeze assets of Masood Azhar, impose travel ban

Azhar is also banned from selling or purchasing arms and ammunition

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Masood Azhar
Masood Azhar

has issued an official order to freeze the assets and impose travel ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed chief after the United Nations declared him a "global terrorist".

In a notification issued Wednesday, the foreign ministry 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, according to the notification.

Azhar is also banned from selling or purchasing arms and ammunition.

In a major diplomatic win for India, the United Nations designated Pakistan-based Azhar as a "global terrorist" after China lifted its hold on a proposal by the US, the UK and France to blacklist him.

The US, the UK and France had moved the proposal to designate Azhar as a "global terrorist" in the UN Security Council's 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee in February, just days after the deadly carried out by the JeM in Jammu and Kashmir.

foreign office spokesman Mohammad Faisal on Wednesday said that would "immediately enforce the sanctions" imposed on Azhar.

First Published: Fri, May 03 2019. 08:53 IST
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