Germany on Wednesday took the initiative after consultations with the European Union bloc to label Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as ‘global terrorist’.
After France on March 15 froze the assets of the JeM leader, China two days before withdrew from a fresh move at the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to term Azhar as global terrorist.
China was the lone member among the 15-member UNSC which resisted the proposal.
Germany after holding talks with the 28-member EU has conjured up the move against Azhar.
France had already worked its way with the European countries to put Azhar’s name in the EU list of persons involved in terror attacks.
A proposal had been moved by France, United Kingdom and United States under the 1267 al-Qaeda sanctions committee of the UNSC in the wake of the recent Pulwama attacks by JeM suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar on February 14, who killed 44 CRPF personnel in Pulwama in Kashmir, India.