The Pakistan Foreign Office said on Thursday that it was not aware of the arrest of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar.
“I am not aware of any such arrest,” Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah told the media here.
Pakistan announced on Wednesday that it had arrested several JeM activists and sealed its offices in connection with the terrorist attack on the IAF base in Pathankot in Punjab. Media reports later quoted unnamed sources as saying that Masood Azhar had been detained.
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar’s involvement was suspected by Indian security agencies due to the style of attack that took place which was similar to their style of attack. The terrorists were dressed in Army fatigue which is similar to JeM’s style of attack.
Also, the talks between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan which was scheduled here on Friday have been rescheduled, the Foreign Office announced on Thursday.