JeM Chief Masood Azhar to be arrested in Pakistan: Sources

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JeM Chief Masood Azhar to be arrested in Pakistan: Sources

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is reportedly set to arrest the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief.

Sources in the Pakistani government have revealed that the Azhar could be taken into custody almost immediately after-China decides to lift its technical hold on the move to designate him as a global terrorist.

All pending FIRs against Azhar could also be investigated.

Pakistani media also reported that the country's Foreign Office has scheduled a press briefing for late Wednesday in this regard.

India has been demanding that Azhar be declared a global terrorist but the move at the United Nations has so far been blocked by China.

Previously, it was suspected that China's technical hold on the matter may be because of its close relations with Pakistan, a country known to harbour and support terrorists like Azhar.

On Tuesday, however, China's foreign ministry said that 'relevant consultations' in the matter have 'achieved some progress and that this issue can be properly resolved.'