UN Security Council to hold vote on blacklisting the JeM Chief Masood Azhar: Sources

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UN Security Council to hold vote on blacklisting the JeM Chief Masood Azhar: Sources

ISLAMABAD -The United States, Britain and France proposed last week that the UN Security Council blacklist the head of JeM, Masood Azhar.

A vote is due to be held in mid-March with a focus on Pakistan's staunch ally China, which has blocked previous attempts by world powers to sanction the JeM chief.

India accused Pakistan of playing a role in the Feb. 14 JeM attack in the Kashmiri city of Pulwama.

"We have looked at the incident and it is our considered opinion that Pulwama has nothing to do with us," Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said.

Pakistan's foreign minister last week told CNN that Azhar was in Pakistan and "really unwell".

India on Tuesday bombed what New Delhi called a JeM militant training camp in a forest area in northern Pakistan. Islamabad denied such a camp existed and invited journalists to visit the site.

Villagers in the area said there was no active militant camp.