Is JeM chief Masood Azhar dead?
New Delhi: Intense speculations have begun to make rounds about the whereabouts of most wanted terrorist and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder Masood Azhar following reports of him getting killed in the bombardment by Indian Air Force (IAF) on a terror camp in Balakot, but there have been no confirmation from any authoritative sources so far.
Even as Pakistan government is yet to confirm anything on this matter, local media reports in the neighbouring country are of the view that Azhar was seriously injured during the air strike carried out by the IAF.
Earlier on March 1, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during an exclusive CNN interview had admitted that Azhar was in Pakistan and is ‘unwell to the extent that he cannot leave his house’.
Meanwhile, another report from Islamabad said the JeM founder was undergoing dialysis in a Pakistan army hospital and has died.
Though there has been no credible confirmation about the number of casualties in the IAF strike in Pakistan, its establishment continue to remain in denial mode.
However, a video clip of Masood Azhar’s brother Maulana Ammar had surfaced on Saturday where he can be heard accepting that the Balakot camp had taken a hit. The recording is said to be from a public function organized in Peshawar after the air strike.
With agency inputs..