China has reiterated that its position on the Kashmir issue is clear and consistent that it should be properly resolved through negotiations by the relevant parties, Radio Pakistan reported.
Talking to a news agency, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang said the approval of listing of Masood Azhar has nothing to do with the Kashmir issue and would not affect China’s position on the longstanding dispute.
He said Pakistan has made enormous contributions in fighting terrorism, which deserves a full recognition from the international community.
The spokesperson further said China will continue its firm support to Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorist and extremist forces.
The UN Security Council (UNSC) 1267 Committee listed Maulana Masood Azhar on Wednesday. This entails a ban on foreign travel, asset freeze and arms embargo.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Wednesday said listing of Maulana Masood Azhar on UN sanctions Committee had been agreed after all political references, including removing of attempts to link it with Pulwama incident and maligning Kashmiris struggle for their right to self-determination.