Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leader Masood Azhar has been placed global terror list by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) 1267 Sanctions Committee today on Wednesday after China removed its objection to his listing.
The UNSC committee on the IS (Daesh) and Al-Qaeda, has made this announcement regarding global terrorist due to JeM’s ties to Al-Qaeda in a press release.
China removed its objections after the other side revised the earlier proposal aimed at maligning Pakistan and the legitimate struggle of the people of Indian occupied Kashmir.
Indian government had sought Azhar’s listing since 2016, but the latest push came after the February 14 Pulwama attack on the Central Reserve Police Force in India-held Kashmir. The JeM had claimed responsibility.
The UNSC permanent members: the US, United Kingdom and France Indian resolution backed Indian demand. China had earlier halted the process on technical grounds.
Why China agreed?
Finally, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said Beijing removed its objections after the other side revised the proposal.
The proposers had sought to malign Pakistan and the legitimate struggle of the people of Indian occupied Kashmir but they failed.
Pakistan had rejected that proposal on technical ground and China backed Pakistan viewpoint at UNSC. China’s insistence brought change to the draft. That proposers wanted to politicise the matter.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed it. Pakistan will immediately enforce the sanctions imposed on the JeM leader as it always does with UN cases.
Pakistan rejects Indian victory claim
Dr Faisal turned down Indian media’s claims of victory as false and baseless. He saw no victory for India and no validation of Indian stance behind said development as.
He said the UNSC sanctions committee decision means a ban on foreign travel, assets freeze and arms embargo.
Pakistan maintains that terrorism is a menace to the world. He also cited Indian state-sponsored terrorism against innocent Kashmiris.