Pakistan’s ambassador to United States Dr. Asad Majeed Khan on Friday (May 3) while reacting on Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar’s ban, made it clear that United Nations’ decision of list Azhar on global terror list, will not have an effect on the relationship between Pakistan and United States.
“We want good relations with US,” Dr Majeed said. “Pakistan is against terrorism and we are taking steps to curb terrorism in the country according to the National Action Plan.” “Those steps are not to make anyone happy but it is for our own need,” he asserted.
The Pakistani envoy added, “If you have look at President Trump statements from the last two months you can see he has spoken of good things about us.” “Zalmay Khalilzad and General McKenzie recently visited Pakistan and talks between the two countries are continuing at a bilateral level,” he added.
The UN Security Council (UNSC) Sanctions Committee 1267 on Wednesday (May 1, 2019) listed Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar, as a global terrorist, placing a restriction on foreign travel, arms embargo and freezing of assets. The UNSC’s 1267 Sanctions Committee made the declaration after China, which had blocked the proposal four times earlier, lifted its “technical hold” amidst intense pressure from the Security Council’s other permanent members like the US, the UK and France.