Pakistan arrests Masood Azhar

Islamabad/ New Delhi: Pakistan has arrested Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother and several individuals belonging to the dreaded outfit suspected to have engineered the Pathankot terror attack, on Wednesday.

The outfit’s offices were also sealed after India demanded action, linking it to the fate of the January 15-16 Foreign Secretary-level talks.


Lt Gen (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, minister for frontier regions, confirmed that Azhar was arrested and taken in protective custody to probe the Pathankot attack, Geo TV stated. Azhar’s brother Abdul Rehman Rauf has also been detained, Geo TV added.

Azhar was arrested in Kashmir in 1994, but New Delhi had to release him in 1999 in exchange for passengers of the Indian Airlines flight IC-814, which was hijacked by terrorists and taken to Kandahar in Afghanistan.

The reports were received with “cautious optimism” in New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a late night meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is in touch with his Pakistan counterpart Naseer Khan Janjua over Islamabad’s actions against JeM and the future course of New Delhi’s engagement with the neighbouring country.

They also purportedly had a meeting in Dubai, though it was not confirmed.

Sources Deccan Herald spoke to late on Wednesday also indicated that New Delhi might not call off India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary level talks, but propose to Islamabad to defer it by a few days, ostensibly to assess actions initiated by the neighbouring country against the JeM.

The meeting, to be held in Islamabad, would mark the resumption of formal bilateral dialogue after a two-year-long hiatus.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday had a meeting with some of his cabinet colleagues and top officials to review the progress of the investigation on the information provided by India.

Chief of Pakistan Army, Gen Raheel Sharif, and Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, Director General of Inter Services Intelligence, were present in the meeting.

A statement issued by the Pakistan government confirmed that several JeM members had been arrested following initial investigation based on the information provided by India. “The offices of the organisation are also being traced and sealed and further investigations are underway,” it added. “In spirit of the cooperative approach, it was decided that in order to carry the process forward, additional information would be required, for which the Pakistan government is considering to send a Special Investigation Team to Pathankot, in consultation with the Indian government,” the statement said. The JeM, based at Bahawalpur in Pakistan, was designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation by the US State Department in 2001.


  1. India has to put pressure on Pakistan and insist on her to hand over Masood Azhar. He cannot be addressed as Maulana, because he is a terrorist. One can judge what sort of people will call him as Maulana.
    India should also pressureize Pakistan to hand over all the rest.

    • thanks to communal party of Congress and its clueless ‘vote bank’ that includes the beef gang!! LOL. – MAha Joker Rampa

      Hahahha. The “beef Gang”, eh? that surely explains the background of the TOP beef exporters of India. Man.. o Man….. you still on a high, eh?

    • Original R.Pai : “Pakistan arrests Masood Azhar. Sad day for pro-pak elements who also happen to consistently vote for ’44-seats’ party!!”

      The supporters of Congress know Pakistan better than the RSS and Modi. Congress never did the shameless act of RSS twirling lathi in the air, who played “ಕುಟ್ಟಿ ದೊಣ್ಣೆ” with only six terrorists for seven days, What a shame!

      Pakistan would not file any legally sustainable case against Masood Azhar and within no time he would be a free man there. After all, the Al Qaeda and Jaish E Mohammad are the creation of Vajpayee government. The RSS stalwart, Jaswant Singh knelt down before Pakistan ISI in Kandahar and handed over their founding leaders, after clandestinely taking them from the Kashmir prison. Congress imprisoned them there earlier!

      RSS kneels down before Pakistan time and again, as Advani did in the Mausoleum of Jinnah, as Modi did in Lahore, as Vajpayee did in Samjhauta Express, now again as Modi did in Pathankot!

      Paimaam, better keep mum and stop accusing the Congress. Congress defeated Pakistan in three wars, and Indira divided Pakistan to create Bangla Desh.

  2. “The supporters of Congress know Pakistan better than the RSS and Modi” – Pincode Pai

    Yes, thanks for confirming what every desha premi knew all along. It was also very clear when your party sent two of its senior leaders to Pakistan to seek help on how to topple Sri Modiji!! Mani Shaikh Ayyar is not alone – In fact, he represents a vast majority of self-hating, suicidal part of Hindu-India who ignores the real threat and make friendship with enemy!! Unfortunately, you have been carrying this dangerous virus all your life and the result is quite sad with your unconditional support to sharia based society.

    By the way, Congress didn’t defeat Pakistan. It was our armed forces who did the job. No political party can take credit from what our armed forces did. When will you have some shame and integrity to respect truth and facts?

    • What else can you expect from anaganwaadi student who didn’t even know about murudeshwara?? This is the direct product of ignorance-worshiping taught by his foreign masters!! LOL – Murudeshwara Rampa.

      Lol! I simply can’t understand this fellows fixation with Murudeshwar. For every 2nd post or so, he HAS to bring in his blessed ‘Murudeshwara’.

      Sure, I didn’t know that there were those huge statues out there. So what? If I had known about them, would your ‘Anthima Sevaka’ PM doubled my share of the Black money from 15 Lakhs to 30 Lakhs? And that reminds me, ಒಡೆ ಉಂಡು ಎನ್ನ ಕಾಸ್ ಯ ರಂಪ?

      And “ಫೋರೀನ್ ಮೇಷ್ಟ್ರುಗಳು”, eh? Lol! Look who’s talking! Silly joker ran away from India a long time back and there he is lecturing ME about his ಫೋರೀನ್ ಮೇಷ್ಟ್ರುಗಳು! Hahahahaha. What a Joker from Murudeshwara. 🙂

    • Original R. Pai – “By the way, Congress didn’t defeat Pakistan. It was our armed forces who did the job. No political party can take credit from what our armed forces did. When will you have some shame and integrity to respect truth and facts?”

      Sir, may I ask you if you have any sense of shame and integrity to respect the truth and facts?

      Sir, the RSS, the Jana Sangh, the BJP, Vajpayee, Advani and even your Modi have been condemning the Congress and Nehru for the Chinese debacle in 1962, and this is a charge you repeat every other day, even now.

      If the failure of military in 1962 debacle could be used by you to condemn Congress and Nehru, without any “shame and integrity to respect truth and facts”, what was wrong in my statement that Congress defeated Pakistan three times in the past?

      Out of which the forcible separation of Bangladesh from Pakistan, within two weeks, and capturing 93,000 Pakistani Prisoners of War, ignoring the threat of US 7nt fleet with nuclear arsenal, and reprimanding by Indira Gandhi of Field Marshal Manekshaw for advising Indira Gandhi not to fight with the US, was the greatness of Congress and its leadership. So what is wrong if the Congress take due credit for its achievements?

      You must know that after the 2nd World War, the POW held by India was the largest in the annals military history and the final victory against Pakistan in the War is unprecedented!

      If you have any sense of shame and integrity to respect truth and facts, I demand your reply to this post at once. Do not evade, as you always do.

      • Mr. B.N. Pai,

        Jawaharlal Nehru and V.K. Krishna Menon were responsible for India’s debacle at the hands of the Chinese. And the beauty of it is that both these personalities got off the hook without even a rap on their knuckles. To give the devil his due, the only wise thing that Jawaharlal Nehru did was setting up the IITs. Otherwise, he was a total failure as a Prime Minister, who dreamt a lot

        They neglected the armed forces. As regards the 1971 war, the credit should go to Field Marshal Manekshaw for standing up to Indira Gandhi and not succumbing to pressure by saying that India was not ready to go to war in April and had to wait till November, i.e. after the rains are over, crops are harvested, winter has set in (so that the Chinese cannot intervene) and all formations of the armed forces are well armed and operational. Otherwise, he offered to tender his resignation.

        I wish Gen. P.N. Thapar had the same guts to tell Jawaharlal Nehru that he had neglected the armed forces and India was not in a position to have a war with China. Moreover, Gen. Thapar could not rein in Jawaharlal Nehru’s blue-eyed boy, Lt. Gen. B.N. Kaul, who could not face the Chinese and fell ill or feigned illness and resigned. Are you aware of all these things?

        I know you will praise Jawaharlal Nehru and Mr. India, V.K. Krishna Menon and lay the blame on Nehru. Oh, that Krishna Menon! He was a handsome personality by any stretch of imagination.

  3. “I simply can’t understand this fellows fixation with Murudeshwar” writes Joker Praveena Pinto.

    First of all, it’s no surprise that you don’t understand it!! Your gibberish explains your IQ level on daily basis!! LOL Also, what’s the point in bringing up murudeshwara when I am commenting on Congress and its links to Pakistan? Ooota aayitha andare…..!!! LOL

    • Your gibberish explains your IQ level on daily basis!! Maha Joker Murudeshwara Rampa

      ಗಿಬ್ಬರಿಶ್ eh? ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಹೋಗ್ಬೇಕ್ರಿ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ಮುರುಡೇಶ್ವರ ಮುರುಡೇಶ್ವರ ಹೇಳಿದ್ರೆ ಏನೂ ಪ್ರಯಜೋನ ಇಲ್ಲ. 🙂

  4. “He cannot be addressed as Maulana, because he is a terrorist” – Nelson Lewis

    Remember – it’s other way around as per Indian media and secular(fake) standards. They would tell you how he can not be addressed as terrorist because he is a Maulana!!! Don’t ask any critical questions – there aren’t enough tables to hide our ‘brave’ journalists and social activists!!! LOL

    • Don’t ask any critical questions – there aren’t enough tables to hide our ‘brave’ journalists and social activists!!! LOL – Maha Joker Murudeshwara Rampai

      The 103rd Indian Science Congress met in Mysuru this month from the 3rd to 7th. Like last year, this session too was not without its controversies. In 2014, one of the presenters made the claim that there were planes in the Vedic age that could make trans-continental flights.

      This year, controversy was generated when one of the invited lecturers sought to project Lord Shiva as the ‘greatest environmentalist in the world’. Another esteemed panelist, belonging to the IAS, began his presentation by blowing a conch for a full two minutes; he followed this up by claiming that the sound of the conch could eliminate key disorders afflicting humankind.
      Not surprisingly, 2009 Nobel laureate Venkat Ramakrishnan pithily dismissed the Congress as a ‘circus’ and vowed never to attend one again. Noted biologist P M Bhargava, founder of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, also exasperatedly said that the event had deteriorated over the years and was now ‘an absolute waste of money’.

      Under the section on Fundamental Duties, article 51A (h) of our Constitution enjoins every citizen of India ‘to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of enquiry and reform’. Is this purpose served by Prime Minister Narendra Modi (who inaugurated this year’s Congress) when he proclaimed in 2014 that Lord Ganesha’s elephant head is proof that advanced cosmetic surgery existed in ancient India, and that the way Kunti conceived in the Mahabharata was evidence of the practice of invitro fertilisation millennia ago?

      The tragedy is that the evaluation of our remarkable scientific past has fallen prey to a double jeopardy. On the one hand we have right wing Hindutva evangelists who confuse mythology with science and make a mockery of our legitimate scientific achievements. And, on the other hand, we have ‘reflex’ secularists who see in any reference to our ancient refinements a communal conspiracy.
      A very CRITICAL question to our atheist (cough cough.. atchoo!) – I wonder what our Murudu Rampai has to say to all this. Does he believe his Sriman Modi’ji the PM’ji?

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