Jaish chief Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, he’s really unwell, says Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi: A day after the United States, United Kingdom and France moved the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Azhar was in Pakistan and was unwell, reported the Dawn. In an interview with CNN, Qureshi said that Masood Azhar was unwell to an extent that he could not even leave his house. The statement came after Qureshi was asked about the Jaish chief’s location.
When further asked about what actions will Pakistan take against the JeM chief, FM Qureshi said that Pakistan has been looking for evidence against Azhar that can stand in a court of law. He added that Pakistan follow a legal procedure and in a bid to take an action against Masood, there are going to be several requirements and their fulfilment. Pakistani foreign minister also praised the United States President Donald Trump efforts to de-escalate the tensions between the two countries.
The two South Asian countries were indulged in a huge face-off soon after India launched pre-emptive and non-military air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan to which Pakistan retaliated with targetting India’s military camps.
In the air strikes launched on February 26, 2019, India claimed that it shot down some of the Jaish chief’s key aides including his brother-in-law Yusuf Azhar, Jaish commander Maulana Talha Saif, Maulana Anwar and Mufti Azhar Khan Kashmiri. India claims that it has killed 25 commanders and 300 terrorists while Pakistan has continuously been denying India’s claims.