JeM Chief Masood Azhar Is In Pakistan, Admits Pakistan Foreign Minister

New Delhi: Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said that Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar is in Pakistan and he will only be arrested if India provides evidence which is acceptable to courts.

In an interview to CNN, Qureshi said that Masood Azhar is unwell and cannot even leave his house.

“He is in Pakistan, according to my information. He is very unwell. He is unwell to the extent that he cannot leave his house because he is very unwell,” Qureshi told CNN while replying to question if Pakistan’s government will go after the
JeM chief.

When asked why Azhar not being arrested even after Pakistan admitting that JeM is a terrorist organisation and Azhar is its chief?

Qureshi said that Azhar will only be arrested if India give evidence, which is acceptable to the courts of Pakistan.

On the question of India’s accusations against Azhar, Qureshi said that a legal process needs to be followed for an action against Azhar.

Qureshi also said that his country will not allow an organisation or an individual to use their soil against India. “We will be open to any steps that leads to de-escalation and if they have good solid evidence,” he said.

“Please sit and talk. Initiate a dialogue,” he added. (ToI)

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