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Pakistan detains Masood Azhar's brother Mufti Abdul Rauf, 43 others

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Pak media quoted the minister as saying that the action against the terrorists was not taken due to 'foreign pressure but in our interest'. This action will continue for two weeks, he reportedly said.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 05, 2019 23:31 IST
JeM chief Masood Azhar's brother Mufti Abdul Rauf is among

JeM chief Masood Azhar's brother Mufti Abdul Rauf is among detained by Pak govt

Pakistan Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi on Tuesday said that 44 terrorists, including  JeM chief Masood Azhar's brother Mufti Abdul Rauf, have been taken into custody by local authorities. 

Mufti Abdur Rauf and Hammad Azhar are among those arrested during the crackdown, Shehryar Khan Afridi said at a press conference.

He said a dossier shared by India with Pakistan last week also contained names of Mufti Abdur Rauf and Hammad Azhar.

He, however, said the action was not taken due to any pressure.

The minister said the action would be taken against all the proscribed organisations.

The move came a day after Pakistan on Monday promulgated a law to streamline the procedure for the implementation of the UN sanctions against individuals and organisations.

Interpreting the order, Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said it means that the government has taken over the control of assets and properties of all banned outfits operating in the country. 

Meanwhile, Pak media also reported that Pakistan's Provincial Minister of Punjab for information and culture Fayaz Chohan has been asked to resign for his controversial statement against Hindu community'. 

Also read | All options will be available in case of another terror strike: Top govt sources

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