Sweet wish: Sushma Swaraj wants PM Imran khan to hand over Masood Azhar to India to prove his statemanship
ISLAMABAD - If Imran Khan is so generous and a statesman, he should give us Masood Azhar," Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.
On Wednesday, China, a veto-wielding member of UN Security Council (UNSC), again blocked the move to list Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist".
After the Pulwama terror attack, three permanent members of the UNSC — the US, Britain and France — moved a resolution to name him a global terrorist. India has submitted proof to both Pakistan, where Azhar resides, and UNSC that points to the JeM chief being responsible for orchestrating the February 14 attack.
All five permanent member countries of the UNSC need to be in agreement for Pakistan-based Azhar to be labelled such.
This is the third time UNSC is considering the request to put Azhar on UN sanctions black list.