Pakistan authorities arrests Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's brother

Pakistan minister of state interior  says the brother of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar arrested. 

Pakistan arrests Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's brother

Minister Shehryar Khan Afridi said Tuesday at a press conference that Mufti Abdur Rauf had been arrested.

 Afridi added that a total of 44 members of banned outfits (terror groups) had been arrested. Initial news reports seemed to suggest Azhar's son was among those arrested.

 Afridi also said the actions against the arrested members will be taken on the basis of evidence. 

The arrests came a day after Pakistan promulgated a law to make it easier to implement UN sanctions against individuals and organisations.

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

 Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had on Monday hinted that Pakistan may not oppose a joint move by the US, Britain and France to list Masood Azhar as a global terrorist in the UN Security Council.

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