France freezes assets of JeM chief Masood Azhar

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French has decided to freeze the assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar. A joint statement issued by the French interior ministry, finance ministry and foreign ministry added that France would discuss putting Azhar on a EU list of people suspected of being involved in terrorism.

Pakistan is under pressure from global powers to act against groups carrying out attacks in India, including JeM, which claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack in Pulwama that killed 40 CRPF personnel. India has welcomed the decision taken by France to sanction Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar.

In a tweet, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, Azhar who is a Pakistan-based and his outfit is UN proscribed terrorist organisation who is responsible for the Pulwama terrorist attack. (AIR NEWS)

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