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Last Updated : Mar 15, 2019 12:50 PM IST | Source: Reuters

France freezes assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar

Pakistan is under pressure from global powers to act against groups carrying out attacks in India, including Jaish-e-Mohammed.

France has decided to freeze the assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder and leader Masood Azhar, the French government said on March 15.

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 Feb. 14 attack in Kashmir that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police.
First Published on Mar 15, 2019 12:41 pm
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