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Masood Azhar : France to freeze all assets of the chief of Pakistan based terror outfit JeM

In a major boost to India’s fight against Terrorism and demand for sanctions against Masood Azhar, France has announced that the French Government would be freezing his assets in application of the Monetary and Financial Code.

In a series of tweets the French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler posted on the decision based on the developments of China blocking the UNSC bid to designate Masood Azhar for the 4th time since 2009.

A joint statement issued by the French interior ministry, finance ministry and foreign ministry said that France would raise the issue with its European partners with a view to including Masood Azhar on the European Union list of persons, groups and entities involved in terrorist acts.

The decision comes after China blocked the UNSC bid to designate Azhar as global terrorist on wednesday. France, was one of the main initiators of the proposal.

Jaish e Mohammad claimed responsibility of the deadly Pulwama attack on CRPF convoy on 14th February this year.

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