01.03.2019: Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had confirmed that Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar is in Pakistan and is being sheltered by Pakistani Army.
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He also informed that if India will provide acceptable evidence to them, then Pakistan will take appropriate action to arrest JeM chief.
Qureshi informed that Azhar is not well at all and he is not in a condition to leave his house.
Masood Azhar is the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which killed 40 soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir in a suicide bombing in February.
China objected to the list after the UN move. India accepted it as a diplomatic victory.
Masood Azhar will be subject to asset freeze and travel restrictions.
Syed Akbaruddin, India’s ambassador to the United Nations, tweeted, “Big, small, all together. Masood Azhar has been named as a terrorist on the @UN sanctions list. I am grateful to everyone for his support.” “
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Pakistan said it would implement the sanctions immediately, but would also target India.
Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said, “Pakistan says terrorism is a threat to the world, including terrorism against Indian state-sponsored innocent Kashmiris.”
He said that it would be wrong to present the development as “recognition of India’s victory and its stand”.
The proposal was brought by the US, Britain and France after the Kashmir attacks – the deadliest in the disputed region during the 30-year uprising.
The attack has increased tensions between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India, with war temporarily a real possibility.
China – a long-time ally of Pakistan – previously vetoed the sanctions committee from banning Masood Azhar in 2016 and 2017, but agreed to the proposal on Wednesday.
What is JeM?
Jaish-e-Mohammed literally means Mohammed’s army.
Masood Azhar founded the group after being freed by India in 1999, one of three traveled free in exchange for the crew and passengers of the aircraft of Indian Airlines and then flew to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.
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