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Pakistan, China wanted Masood Azhar ban after elections, felt will help Modi

May 02, 2019 17:56 IST
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Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar has been listed as a terrorist by the United Nations. Much before Beijing lifted the technical hold that led to global ban on Jaish chief, Pakistan and China had reconciled to the possibility that they might not be able to block Masood Azhar’s global terror tag any longer. However, sources told Hindustan Times’ Executive Editor Shishir Gupta that Pakistan and China wanted the United Nations to announce the move only after the Indian elections. “Pakistan didn’t want the terror listing to happen at a time India was in the middle of national elections as it could benefit incumbent PM Modi who is in the middle of a campaign for a second term,” shares Shishir. Watch the full video for all the details.