Pakistan ‘Secretly’ Releases Maulana Masood Azhar: Preparing for ‘big’ actions, Says IB

Pakistan has “secretly” released Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar to plan terrorist operations against India, a report said quoting Intelligence Bureau (IB) inputs. India had recently declared Azhar the first individual terrorist under the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Pakistan is planning some big operations in Sialkot-Jammu and Rajasthan sectors as a response to India revoking of special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The report, officials aware of the developments, claimed that Pakistan has released a wanted terrorist to plan and carry out terror operations against India.

IB has alerted the government about the deployment of additional Pakistani troopers along the India-Pakistan border near Rajasthan, the report said.

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday had threatened India saying they will fight till the last bullet for Kashmir. “We are ready to give sacrifice for our Kashmiri brothers, will fulfil our duty till last bullet, last soldiers and last breath,” Bajwa said in a televised speech. Asserting that Pakistan will never abandon Kashmir, the army chief said ‘we are prepared to go till any extent’.