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UN blacklists Masood Azhar after China removes objections

UN blacklists Masood Azhar after China removes objections
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United Nations : The United Nations’ 1267 Sanctions Committee on Wednesday blacklists Masood Azhar on its global terror list after China removed its objection to his listing.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Wednesday that Beijing removed its objections after the proposal was “revised”, following which Azhar’s listing went through.

India had been seeking Azhar’s listing since 2016, but the latest push came after the Feb 14 Pulwama attack on the Central Reserve Police Force.

However, Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed that “Pakistan will immediately enforce the sanctions” imposed on the JeM leader “as it always does with UN” cases.

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