On Wednesday, India achieved a massive diplomatic victory after United Nations Security Committee designated Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist
Reacting to the huge development, former PM Manmohan Singh expressed his happiness saying, "I am happy that it has materialised."
Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Wednesday that Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar is now blacklisted as a global terrorist.
The founder of the terror outfit perpetrated the Pulwama terror attack that martyred 40 CRPF Jawans, following which India received massive global support, of countries like Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Israel, France and more.
China said on Tuesday that the vexed issue of designating Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN will be "properly resolved" but it did not give any timeline, days after Chinese President Xi Jinping met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan here.
China put a technical hold in March on a fresh proposal to impose a ban on the head of Pakistan-based JeM, it was for the fourth time that China blocked Azhar's listing as a global terrorist by the UN.
On Wednesday, the country said it took the decision after it found no objection to the listing proposal by the US, the UK and France following a careful study of the revised materials.
"The 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council has detailed criteria for the listing procedures. China always believes that the relevant work should be carried out in an objective, unbiased and professional manner and based on solid evidence and consensus among all parties," a press release issued by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.
The UNSC designation of a global terrorist will mean that Azhar will be affected in mainly three ways: his assets will be freezed, there will be a travel ban on him and there will be an arms embargo on him.