Most wanted terrorist Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar is “alive”, a Pakistani media report said on Sunday,quoting unnamed sources close to his family.
The media reports claims that JeM leader is dead are fake, Geo News reported. The report came amid speculation on social media that JeM founder has died.However, there was no official confirmation.Quoting unnamed sources close to the family of the JeM chief, the channel said Azhar is “alive”, without elaborating on his health condition.
There was no official word on Azhar by the Pakistan government.”I don’t know anything at this moment,” Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told PTI when asked about media reports claiming the death of Azhar.
After Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar is “unwell in Pakistan”, unconfirmed reports by several media houses have been doing the rounds suggesting that Azhar is dead.
Azhar-led JeM last month claimed responsibility for the attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.
According to a CNN-News 18 report in which they have quoted “top intelligence sources”, Azhar died on Saturday, 2 March and a formal announcement will be made after an intimation from Army hospital.