Pakistani forces detained 44 Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) members, the country’s interior minister Shehryar Khan Afridi revealed on March 5.
According to the interior minister, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s brother Mufti Abdul Rauf and son Hamaz Azhar were among the detained persons.
Afridi told reporters that the names of both men came up on the “terrorists’ dossier”, provided by India, but stressed that the crackdown wasn’t prompted by it.
Pakistan “is acting against the banned groups in its own interest and there is no external pressure whatsoever,” he said.
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