Maulana Masood Azhar: Through an official letter, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked the Afghan authorities about the presence of terrorist Maulana Masood Azhar. As per the reports, Pakistan has also asked the authorities to arrest the long-escaping terrorist. Masood Azhar is a founder of the Pakistan-based terrorist organization, Jaish-e- Mohammed (JeM).
Pakistan demands to locate and arrest Masood Azhar:
As per Pakistan’s report, Masood Azhar is presently residing in the Nangarhar and Kunhar areas. However, it is unclear when did he move to Afghanistan- Before the Taliban’s takeover last year or later. Also, there are no clear indications of the notorious terrorist who is responsible for several attacks in India.
Requesting to be anonymous, a top officer from Pakistan stated that they have provided Afghan authorities with a one-page letter comprising information on the recent movements of Maulana Masood Azhar which strongly suggest that he is located somewhere in the Afghan Provinces.
Maulana Masood Azhar is known for publicly brewing hate against India. He is also responsible for many attacks that have happened in the country within the last three decades, including the attack on Parliament in 2001, which almost brought India and Pakistan to a fully-fledged war.
Threat to world security
In the year 2019, Masood Azhar was named a global terrorist by the United Nations Al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions committee. In an unexpected turnout of events, Pakistan’s demand to trace and arrest Masood Azhar has brought up many questions.