China has again extended by three months its technical hold on the US, France and UK- backed proposal to list JeM chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a designated terrorist by the UN.
China had in February this year blocked the US move to designate Azhar as a global terrorist at UN.
The deadline for China to take action on its technical hold was till August 2.
If China would not have extended the technical hold, Azhar would have automatically been designated under the UN as a terrorist. Sources told PTI here that just before the deadline lapsed, China once again sought a three-month extension until November 2 on its technical hold on the proposal.
Courtesy PTI and Agencies