Pakistan to freeze assets and imposed travel ban on Masood Azhar

Just within days after UN designated Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, Pakistan banned Masood Azhar’s assets and future travels. Was Pakistan deliberately holding back from helping India?

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 Masood Azhar. The government directed officials to take actions “as appropriate for the implementation of sanctions” against the JeM chief, according to the notification. Masood Azhar is also banned from selling or purchasing arms and ammunition.

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

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