Pakistan writes to Afghanistan seeking arrest of JeM chief Masood Azhar: Report

The report comes after Paris-based international watchdog Financial Action Task Force has forced Islamabad to take action against some of the UN-designated terrorists, offering the possibility of getting out from the grey list now.

Asian News International September 14, 2022 08:41:25 IST
Pakistan writes to Afghanistan seeking arrest of JeM chief Masood Azhar: Report

Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar. ANI

Islamabad: Pakistan has written to Afghanistan seeking the arrest of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, local media reported citing sources.

According to Pakistani media outlet Bol News, Maulana Masood Azhar is probably present in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar and Kanhar areas.

This report comes after Paris-based international watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has forced Islamabad to take action against some of the UN-designated terrorists, offering the possibility of getting out from the grey list now.

Notably, Pakistan’s recent action on Lashkar e Taiba operational commander¬†Sajid Mir, which it kept on declaring dead until now, is the result of FATF’s persistent pressure on Pakistan.

Pakistan maintains that Azhar is not present in Pakistan and is likely to be in Afghanistan.

Despite claims by Pakistan that he is not traceable, he continues to publish articles on Pakistani social media networks exhorting JeM cadres to indulge in Jihad and eulogizing the Taliban takeover of Kabul, claiming that Taliban victory would open avenues for Muslim victories elsewhere, reported South Asia Press.

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