With an eye fixed on getting out of the Monetary Motion Job Pressure’s (FATF) Gray Listing, Pakistan is believed to have nearly disowned the management of the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group. Whereas the Taliban management has rejected Islamabad’s rivalry that JeM chief Masood Azhar Alvi has relocated to Afghanistan from Bahawalpur in Punjab after ultra-conservative Sunni-Pashtun militia occupied Kabul in 2021, intelligence sources point out Azhar is situated in east Afghanistan.
Additionally it is understood that JeM commander de-facto chief Rauf Azhar has taken been beneath the safety of the Pakistan-deep state.
On September 13, the Pakistan international workplace wrote to its Taliban counterparts searching for help in finding and arresting Masood Azhar. This letter and demand had been utterly rejected by the Taliban who mentioned the fear chief was not in Afghanistan.
In line with Af-Pak watchers, the Pakistani-deep state is once more enjoying a twin sport to do away with the FATF hook. It is understood that the Rawalpindi normal HQ could have pushed Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri to Kabul publish the Taliban’s take over and thereby uncovered to the US airfire missiles.
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Within the case of Masood Azahar, Pakistan is exploiting its age-old hyperlinks with the Taliban chief Mullah Umar whom he met instantly after being launched in alternate for passengers of Indian Airways Flight 814 (IC814) hijacked in Kandahar in 1999.
Masood Azhar and his brother have nearly disowned by Pakistan when India and France co-sponsored a proposal earlier than the UNSC 1267 sanctions Committee in opposition to Aurangzeb Alamgir alias Mujahid Bhai and Ali Kashif Jan alias Jan Ali Kashif. Whereas Alamgir, a resident of Bahawalpur in Pakistan was the important thing conspirator, fundraiser and infiltration commander answerable for the 2019 Pulwama terror strike through which 40 CRPF males had been killed by a JeM suicide bomber, Alamgir was the chief architect of the 2016 Pathankot assault.
On Wednesday, a Taliban spokesman tweeted that the international ministry of Afghanistan rejects media stories that “Masood Azhar, the chief of the Pakistani Jaish-e-Mohammed group, has sought refuge in Afghanistan”.
The spokesman added, “We reiterate that [the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan] doesn’t enable any armed opposition [groups] in its territory to function in opposition to every other nation.”
The Taliban referred to as on all events “to chorus from such allegations missing any proof and documentation”. Such media allegations “can adversely have an effect on bilateral relations”, the spokesman mentioned.