Masood Azhar

This week, the Paris-based global terror financing watchdog will evaluate whether Pakistan has taken sufficient steps and implemented its plan of action to fight terror financing or not.

New Delhi has refused to engage in talks with Pakistan and has clarified that terror and talks cannot go together. It has asked Pakistan to stop harbouring terrorism and then only talks would be initiated.

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday declared four Pakistan-based individuals, including Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed,...

Meanwhile, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has given a stern message to Pakistan to "swiftly" complete its action plan to curb terror financing by October or face consequences by getting itself blacklisted, which could pose problems to the country's already stagnant economy.

The move rattled Pakistan which initiated a series of decisions, including downgrading bilateral relations with India and suspending bilateral trade, halting of Samjhauta and Thar Express trains from its side and banning of Indian movies from Pakistani cinemas.

Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Tuesday also labelled Pakistan as a "100%" terror state while reacting to India's latest decision on Jammu and Kashmir.

PM Modi dubbed the designation of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Azhar as the third strike against Pakistan after the surgical strikes in 2016 and the February airstrikes.

Jaitley said the Congress was claiming surgical strikes now only to save political face in light of Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist by the UN

The US State Department said, the listing requires all UN member states to implement an assets freeze, a travel ban, and an arms embargo against Azhar. UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office termed it a positive development for the South Asian region.

The announcement comes a day after China, on Tuesday, called for "political consultation within the framework of 1267 Committee" to resolve the issue pertaining to the listing of Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN.