RE News Desk, September 17:
Pakistan had sent a letter to the Taliban government of Afghanistan regarding Jaish-e-Mohammed militant Masood Azhar. According to various media reports, the letter to Afghanistan claimed that Masood Azhar was hiding in Afghanistan and that he should be found and arrested. Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif went to Samarkand in Uzbekistan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting. He could not give any answer when he was asked by news agency ANI about Masood Azhar on Friday. Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif was asked, will Pakistan take any action against Masood Azhar, a terrorist declared by the United Nations? That question was also not answered.
Pakistan is on the gray list of Financial Action Task Force or FATF since 2018. It was already announced that Pakistan will be left in the list if the United Nations does not take action against the declared terrorists. According to various news reports, Pakistan pressured Afghanistan to find Masood under the pressure of FATF. The diplomatic spat between Afghanistan and Pakistan regarding Masood Azhar has started again.The Taliban government's foreign ministry has claimed that the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief is not in Afghanistan, he is in Pakistan. Taliban has denied even Pakistan's letter.
Meanwhile Uzbekistan is going to host the SCO conference this year.The next conference is scheduled to be held in India. Heads of state of different countries of the world have met for the first time after Corona. China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are currently SCO permanent members, and countries such as Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia are seeking permanent membership. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey are six SCO 'dialogue partners'.