‘Little unwell’, Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, FM Qureshi confirms

On a question regarding placing Jaish-e-Muhammad's Masood Azhar on the list of UN-designated terrorists, Qureshi said: "We are open to any step that leads to de-escalation and if they have good, solid evidence, please sit and talk, please initiate a dialogue and we will show reasonableness."

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Masood Azhar, the leader of terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad who is wanted in India, is vert much in Pakistan and is currently a ‘little unwell’, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister told a television channel.

Speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan has never wanted to escalate, adding that it was when India attacked Pakistan that things escalated.

On a question regarding placing Jaish-e-Muhammad’s Masood Azhar on the list of UN-designated terrorists, Qureshi said: “We are open to any step that leads to de-escalation and if they have good, solid evidence, please sit and talk, please initiate a dialogue and we will show reasonableness.”

Responding to a question regarding Azhar’s location, Qureshi said “he is in Pakistan, according to my information”.

“He is unwell to the extent that he can’t leave his house, because he’s really unwell,” the foreign minister said.

 

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