Pak ATC orders Masood Azhar’s arrest

Lahore, January 7

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against banned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar on the charges of terror financing.

The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC), Gujranwala, issued the warrant during a hearing in a terror-financing case instituted by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab police against some members of the JeM.

“ATC Gujranwala judge Natasha Naseem Supra issued an arrest warrant against Azhar and directed the CTD to arrest him and present him in the court. The CTD told the judge the JeM chief was involved in terror financing and selling jihadi literature,” an official said.

He said the ATC judge issued the arrest warrant against Azhar on the request of a CTD inspector. Azhar is believed to be hiding in a “safe place” in his native town – Bahawalpur. — PTI

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