Pakistan acts on terrorists linked to Pathankot attack, Maulana Masood Azhar detained

Pakistani Terrorists

Under pressure from India, Pakistan on Wednesday held 12 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists including its Chief Maulana Masood Azhar, days after the group attacked an IAF base at Pathankot in Punjab.The suspects were detained from different cities of southern Punjab, according to the online newspaper, Daily Pakistan.As per the Pakistani media, the authorities have sealed JeM offices in Bahwalnagar, Bahawalpur, Multan and Muzafargarh cities in anti-terror raids.Also, the Pakistani government is mulling sending a team to India for cooperation on the issue of Pathakot attack.Notably, India has linked Islamabad’s “prompt and decisive” action to the fate of Foreign Secretary-level talks scheduled on Friday.Earlier in the day, a high-level meeting chaired by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reviewed the prevailing security situation. “The meeting noted with satisfaction that as part of Pakistan’s commitment to eliminate terrorism from our soil and the expressed national resolve not to allow our territory to be used for acts of terrorism anywhere, considerable progress has been made in the investigations being carried out against terrorist elements reportedly linked to the Pathankot incident.”

However Indian foreign ministry spokesman said that they did not get any official confirmation on arrest of Maulana Masood Azhar.