Jaish-E-Mohammed Does Not Exist In Pakistan: Pak Army
New Delhi: Amid the ongoing tussle between India and Pakistan, the Pakistani Army has released a new statement denying the existence of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed on its soil. The statement is in sharp contrast to the one made by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who recently admitted Pakistan’s links with the Jaish chief, saying that Imran Khan government was in touch with the Masood Azhar.
The Pakistani Government had contacted Jaish after the Pulwama terror attack, which had categorically denied its role in the attack, said Qureshi. However, JeM had claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack in a video, which was released immediately after the attack.
Talking to CNN Qureshi had said, “Azhar is in Pakistan. According to my information, he is very unwell. He’s unwell to the extent that he cannot leave his house. So, that’s the information I have”
Pakistan Army Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Masood Azhar has been proscribed by both the United Nations and Pakistan. Ghafoor’s denial on Azhar’s whereabouts in Pakistan comes a day after the Ministry of Interior said it had taken Azhar’s brother and son into preventive custody in connection with suspected terror links.