The French government on Friday said that it has decided to freeze the assets of jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder Masood Azhar.
The French interior ministry, finance ministry and foreign ministry released a joint statement that France is discussing the prospects of putting Masood Azhar on the list of people suspected of being involved in terrorism.
Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack in Pulwama that killed 40 CRPF jawans. Following the attack, there has been global pressure on Pakistan to act on terror outfits, including JeM, in the country.
The move to designate Masood Azhar as a 'global terrorist' in the United Nations Security Council was recently blocked by China. Beijing, which blocked the designation in the final hour, said that it needed “more time to examine it” and hoped to find a lasting solution.