India’s effort to get JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as international terrorist hits ‘Great Wall’ of China

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New Delhi: China prevented a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) committee to blacklist dreaded terrorist and leader of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Masood Azhar for a fourth consecutive time in a row on Wednesday.

China’s move to continue defying global opposition to terrorism and veto sanctions against Masood Azhar once again allows Pakistan to unabashedly support terror outfits on its turf.

Pakistan is currently placed on the ‘grey list’ of international terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for failing to comply with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations. The Islamic nation has been scrambling in recent months to avoid blacklisted, a measure that will further hurt its struggling economy. Despite the state of affairs, the country’s leadership continue to shelter extremist elements on its home soil.

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