China has again extended by three months its technical hold on the US, France and UK- backed proposal to list Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a designated terrorist by the UN.
As per information received, just before the deadline lapsed, China once again sought a three-month extension until November 2 on its technical hold on the proposal.
The deadline for China to take action on its technical hold was till August 2. China had in February this year blocked the US move to designate Azhar as a global terrorist at UN.
A veto-wielding permanent member of the Security Council, Beijing has repeatedly blocked India’s move to put a ban on JeM leader under the AlQaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council.