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Where is Masood Azhar? Pakistan writes to Afghanistan seeking arrest of JeM chief

New Delhi: Pakistan has formally written a letter to Afghanistan regarding the presence of Maulana Masood Azhar, the founding chief of the banned terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Afghanistan, clarifying that Azhar is being held in Nangarhar and Kunhar areas. is likely to. Afghan province. It also urged the Afghan authorities to trace the dead Jaish chief and report it to the Pakistani authorities and arrest, an IANS report said.

The Paris-based international watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has forced Islamabad to take action against some UN-designated terrorists, offering the possibility of taking it out of the gray list. However, the letter written by Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry did not reveal much in this matter.

On 1 May 2019, the United Nations added Masood Azhar’s name to the list of globally designated terrorists. Notably, the US included Jaish on the list of foreign terrorist organization in the wake of the 2008 attack on the Indian Parliament. India has repeatedly asked the UN Security Council to designate Jaish and Masood Azhar as global terrorist organizations, but China has been. veto it.

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Notably, Pakistan’s recent crackdown on Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operational commander Sajid Mir, whom it continues to declare dead, is due to continued pressure from the FATF on Pakistan, which Azhar is no longer present in. In Pakistan and likely in Afghanistan.

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Although Pakistan has always claimed that he cannot be traced, Azhar continues to publish articles on Pakistani social media networks inciting Jaish-e-Mohammed cadres to join jihad. According to media reports, the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief praised the Taliban’s capture of Kabul, saying it would open the way for more Muslim victory elsewhere.

(With ANI/IANS report)

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