France freezes assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar amid international pressure on Pakistan

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

France freezes assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar amid international pressure on Pakistan

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar. Reuters

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.

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 14 February terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that killed at least 42 CRPF jawans.

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Updated Date: Mar 15, 2019 15:29:50 IST

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