May 2019 News

Pak Freezes Azhar's Assets, Imposes Travel Ban

3 May 2019

Islamabad: Pakistan has issued an official order to freeze the assets and impose a travel ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar after the UN declared him a 'global terrorist'. Pakistan-based Azhar is also banned from selling or purchasing arms and ammunition. The UN sanctions committee on the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda on Wednesday had announced the designation of Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), over its ties to Al-Qaeda. The JeM has claimed responsibility for the Pulwama suicide attack that martyred 44 CRPF soldiers and led to a spike in military tensions between India and Pakistan. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry, in a notification issued on Wednesday had said: 'the Federal Government is pleased to order that the Resolution 2368 (2017) be fully implemented' against Azhar. The Government directed officials to take actions 'as appropriate for the implementation of sanctions' against the JeM chief, according to the notification.