Monday Mar 04 2019
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Indian media reports of JeM chief Masood Azhar's death are false

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Indian media reports claimed the JeM chief died on March 2. Photo: File

The Indian media has been publishing stories based on lies and without any authentication since tensions with Pakistan escalated last week.

In the latest fallacious report, the Indian media has claimed that Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar is dead.

Indian media reports claimed that the head of the banned organisation died on March 2.  While some reports stated that he died in an airstrike others claimed that he died of liver cancer.

However, sources close to the JeM chief's family said he is alive.

Further, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while speaking on Geo News programme "Naya Pakistan" said he had no information regarding Azhar's death.

Senior journalist Hamid Mir also tweeted saying Masood Azhar is alive.

A few days earlier, Qureshi during an interview had said, "He [Masood Azhar] is in Pakistan according to my information. He is very unwell. He’s unwell to the extent that he cannot leave his house. That’s the information I have.”

“If they [India] give us evidence which is acceptable to the courts of Pakistan after all we will have to justify, they [JeM] will go to the court. And if they [India] have solid inalienable evidence share it with us so that we can convince the people and we can convince the independent judiciary of Pakistan,” Qureshi replied to a question on Pakistan arresting Masood Azhar.