/ ‘Jaish chief Masood Azhar is in Pak’, admits foreign minister, then says ‘he is very unwell’

Hindustan Times : Mar 01, 2019, 12:56 PM

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has admitted that Masood Azhar, the chief of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, is in Pakistan. Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, according to my information, he is very unwell. He’s unwell to the extent that he cannot leave his house because he is really unwell. Qureshi claimed that Pakistan will take action against the Jaish chief if India provides “solid, inalienable evidence”

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has admitted that Masood Azhar, the chief of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, is in Pakistan.

“He (Masood Azhar) is in Pakistan. According to my information, he is very unwell. He’s unwell to the extent that he cannot leave his house because he is really unwell. So, that’s the information I have,” Qureshi told CNN in an interview.

The Pakistan foreign minister’s comments came as France, the UK and the US have launched a fresh bid at the UN to list Masood Azhar, founder of the Jaish that took responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, as a global terrorist though China remained non-committal on backing the move.

Qureshi claimed that Pakistan will take action against the Jaish chief if India provides “solid, inalienable evidence” .“If they give us evidence which is acceptable to the courts of Pakistan… after all we will have to justify they will go to the court. If they have solid, inalienable evidence, share it with us so that we can convince the independent judiciary of Pakistan,” he said.