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Masood Azhar thanks ‘friend’ China for blocking India’s bid at UN, slams Nawaz Sharif over Panama leaks

Pathankot attack mastermind and Pakistan based terror group JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar has praised ‘friend’ China for its move blocking India’s bid at the United Nations to put him on a list of global terrorists.
India TV News Desk April 12, 2016 13:24 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Pathankot attack mastermind and Pakistan based terror group JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar has praised ‘friend’ China for its move blocking India’s bid at the United Nations to put him on a list of global terrorists.

In an article titled ‘Moulana Masood Azhar se Darul Uloom Deoband Tak’ published in terror group’s magazine, Al Qalam, the writer mentioned that ‘when the paid agents of India and provincial government were going against him, China intervened and declined the Indian request to put him on the list of terrorists’.

Penned by Qari Naveed Masood Hashmi, the article also slammed few of the Pakistani media groups for being pro-India and running campaign against Azhar.

“Despite a vicious propaganda not only by Delhi but the pro-India lobby in Pakistan and a particular section of pro-India media (in Pakistan), something happened that no one expected. In the United Nations, China refused an Indian request to put the leader of the banned Jaish-e-Muhammad, which operates in occupied Kashmir, Masood Azhar on the list of terrorists. As per a report, after the return of the team of Pakistani investigators from India, Masood Azhar’s name was dropped from the Pathankot attack case,’’ it reads.

Recently, China stopped UN sanctions committee from designating Azhar as terrorist, stating that the case did not meet requirements of the Security Council. The frontier IAF base in Pathankot was attacked on January 2 by a group of Pakistani militants, leading to the death of seven Indian security personnel. All the attackers were also killed in the gun battle.

In the same magazine, Azhar, in another column Rang-o-Noor, headlined Mazboot, slammed PM Nawaz Sharif over Panama leaks.

“The oppression unleashed by the (Pakistan) government is known to the Almighty and signs of punishment can already be seen. These days, the ruling family has been exposed in its financial dealings in such a way that everybody is cursing them,” the column reads.

A massive leak of 11.5 million tax documents has exposed the secret offshore dealings of around 140 political figures globally. The vast stash of records, covering around 40 years, was obtained from an anonymous source by German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and shared with media worldwide by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

According to the documents, three of Nawaz Sharif's four children -- Maryam, Hasan and Hussain -- were owners or had the right to authorise transactions for several companies. It said that Sharif’s family has made millions of dollars of investments in a number of offshore companies.