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France Freezes Assets of Jaish-E-Mohammed Leader Masood Azhar

France would discuss putting Masood Azhar on a European Union list of people suspected of being involved in terrorism.

Paris: France has decided to freeze the assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder and leader Masood Azhar, the French government said on Friday.

A joint statement issued by the French interior ministry, finance ministry and foreign ministry added that France would discuss putting Masood Azhar on a European Union list of people suspected of being involved in terrorism.

Also read: China’s Message Is Clear – It Does Not See Masood Azhar as a ‘Terrorist’

Pakistan is under pressure from global powers to act against groups carrying out attacks in India, including Jaish-e-Mohammed, which claimed responsibility for a Feb. 14 attack in Kashmir that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police.

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