Pakistan Takes Jaish chief Masood Azhar’s Brother Mufti Abdul Rauf Into Detention

The Pakistan Government have taken Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s brother Mufti Abdul Rauf  under preventive detention. Pakistan’s interior minister said today.

Mufti Abdul Raoof is among 44 members of Jaish-e-Mohammed group to have been detained.

The Pakistan government over the past few days has received humongous international pressure to act against terror camps and home grown terrorism.

The Pakistan Government’s statement reads, “It was decided to speed up action against all proscribed organisations. In compliance, 44 under-observation members of proscribed organisations, including Mufti Abdul Rauf and Hammad Azhar, have been taken in preventive detention for investigation.These actions will continue, as per the decisions taken in National Security Committee (NSC), while reviewing National Action Plan.”

India had presented a dossier to Pakistan last week, after the Pulwama attacks. The dossier mentions two close associates of Masood Azhar,  Mufti Abdul Rauf and Hammad Azhar.

The action against these terrorists also comes at a time when US, UK and France proposed a resolution in the UNSC to declare Masood Azhar as a global terrorists.

Pakistan is on a deadline fixed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international organisation that works to stop terror funding, to crack down on terror groups and their supporters who are running free in the country.

The Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said that the government of Pakistan has taken over the control of assets and properties of all banned outfits operating in the country.