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Pakistan PM fails to answer Indian media in SCO summit

Edited By: Vikas Mavi

16 September 2022 (New Delhi): Shehbaz Sharif caught in a tussle When questioned about Masood Azhar, the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed. He is in Samarkand for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit. Sharif was asked if he would investigate the JeM chief, an UN-designated global terrorist. Sharif’s security personnel also attempted to discourage the correspondent from asking the question.

The story behind Pakistan’s letter

Since 2018, Pakistan has been on the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list. FATF has been monitoring Pakistan’s record on the flow of funds into terrorist activities. According to media reports, Pakistan sent a letter to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan days before an inspection by FATF monitors seeking the arrest of Masood Azhar.

Talibani spokesman said Azhar was in Pakistan

Talibani spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid denied Azhar was in Afghanistan, instead claiming he was in Pakistan. He said, “The leader of the Jaesh-e-Mohammad group is not here in Afghanistan. This is an organization which could be in Pakistan. Anyway, he is not in Afghanistan and we have not been asked anything like this. We have heard about it in the news.”

Shehbaz Sharif failed to put on his headphones

After repeatedly getting into trouble, Pakistan’s Prime Minister has become a laughingstock. He had an awkward moment with Russian President Vladimir Putin. When Pakistan’s prime minister failed to put on his headphones during the SCO Summit in Uzbekistan, Putin couldn’t help but laugh.

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