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UN places Masood Azhar’s name on global terrorists’ list: FO

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal has said the United Nations had placed the name of Maulana Masood Azhar on the list of global terrorists.

“The UN Security Council (UNSC) 1267 Committee listed Maulana Masood Azhar today. This entails a ban on foreign travel, asset freeze and arms embargo,” Dr Mohammad Faisal said while talking to media in Islamabad.

He said the listing of Maulana Masood Azhar had been under consideration in the Sanctions Committee for several years, (since 2009). He had been proscribed under Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act for some time, even before his case for listing was taken up by the Sanctions Committee, he said.

The UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee listing was governed by clear rules and was based on strict technical criteria, he said.

The Foreign Office spokesperson said, all decisions of the Committee were taken through consensus. “The Committee procedures allow members to place technical holds to provide additional time for further discussions to reach a common understanding on matters under its consideration. Many members have placed technical holds on various listing proposals,” he said.