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France freezes assets of JeM chief

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Maulana Mohamad Masood Azhar Alvi. by .
Maulana Mohamad Masood Azhar Alvi.

The French government announced that it has decided to freeze the assets of Masood Azhar, the founder and leader of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist group…reports Asian Lite News

Maulana Mohamad Masood Azhar Alvi. by .
Maulana Mohamad Masood Azhar Alvi.

A joint statement issued by the French Interior Ministry, Finance Ministry and Foreign Ministry said that France would also discuss putting Azhar on an European Union list of people suspected of being involved in terrorism.

Pakistan is under pressure from many countries to act against terrorist groups including the JeM, which claimed responsibility for the February 14 suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF personnel.