After the Pulwama incident, neighbouring nation, Pakistan has been under tremendous pressure from the world powers like Russia and the US to remedy the problem of terrorism operating in their soil. Owing to which, it is reported that Pakistan has taken a strict stance towards Jaish-E-Mohammed and other banned outfits. Reportedly, Pakistan has taken an action against Masood Azhar’s brother, brother in law among others who are associated with blacklisted terror outfits.
The order issued today, by Pakistan Ministry read,” In order to implement Nationa Action Plan (NAP), a high level meeting was held in the Ministry of Interior on 4th March 2019 which was attended by all provincial governments. It was decided to speed up action against all proscribed organisations. In compliance, 44 under observation members of proscribed organisations, including Mufti Abdul Raoof and Hamad Azhar, have been taken in preventive detention for investigation. These actions will continue as per the decisions taken in National Security Committee (NSC), while reviewing National Action Plan.”
This could have been done much earlier, had it been implemented before, many lives would have been saved. Still, it’s better to be late than never.