JeM Chief Masood Azhar to be designed as global terrorist at UNSC, Pakistan and China confirmed sources

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JeM Chief Masood Azhar to be designed as global terrorist at UNSC, Pakistan and China confirmed sources

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has confirmed that Jaish-e-Muhmamad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar is set to be designated as a global terrorist under the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1267.

“Azhar is expected to be listed this evening by the UNSC sanctions committee,” a senior official has said.

The breakthrough comes after Pakistan and China dropped their objections to the latest proposal put forward by the US, UK and France to designate Masood as terrorist.

The official said China withdrew its opposition after consultations with Pakistan. He further added that Pakistan agreed to the listing after its objections were addressed.

Last month, Pakistan issued elaborate and comprehensive guidelines detailing steps to implement the UNSC resolution 1267 to curb terror financing – in a major move that aims at seeking removal of its name from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) ‘grey list.’

Pakistan has been on the ‘grey list’ since June last year for failing to curb terror financing.