China Claims It Showed Masood Azhar’s Horoscope to Expert Panel; Believes He is Not a Terrorist

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China Claims It Showed Masood Azhar’s Horoscope to Expert Panel; Believes He is Not a Terrorist

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nlike many products originating from the country, China has been very reliable and consistent toward its all-weather friend from Pakistan, Maulana Masood Azhar. For the fourth time in the last decade, it blocked yet another initiative by the United Nations Security Council to tag Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

Sunil Gavaskar might not have gotten time to check Virat Kohli’s palm to predict whether India can win the 2019 world cup, but China claims it has done its homework properly. “We constituted an expert panel consisting of astrologers, palm-readers, and numerologists. The conclusion is that Masood Azhar is not even a local terrorist, forget tagging him a global terrorist,” said Lu Kang, a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry.

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