The Pulwama terror attack that martyred 44 CRPF personnel had left India fuming and wanting serious action to be taken against the Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group that took responsibility for the attack. And this morning, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has given an update on Masood Azhar, the chief of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad. Here are the details:
- According to Hindustan Times, Shah Mahmoos Qureshi has told CNN in an interview that Masood Azhar is in Pakistan.
- He also told that the Jaish chief is very unwell.
“He (Masood Azhar) is in Pakistan. According to my information, he is very unwell. He’s unwell to the extent that he cannot leave his house because he is really unwell. So, that’s the information I have”
- The Pakistan foreign minister’s comments came as France, the UK and the US have launched a fresh bid at the UN to list Masood Azhar, founder of the Jaish that took responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, as a global terrorist.
- Qureshi also told that action will be taken against Masood Azhar if India provides “solid, inalienable evidence”.
“If they give us evidence which is acceptable to the courts of Pakistan… after all we will have to justify they will go to the court. If they have solid, inalienable evidence, share it with us so that we can convince the independent judiciary of Pakistan”
- Qureshi also commented on Imran Khan’s statement to release Indian wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman as a peace gesture.
- He said that the decision was a “goodwill gesture” and an expression of Pakistan’s “willingness to de-escalate”.
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