Pakistan’s top diplomat in India has said that the leader of a prominent Pakistan-based militant group is not being held in Pakistan. Earlier this month, Pakistan said it had arrested Masood Azhar, founder of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group. Pakistan’s high commissioner to India, Shahid Malik, has now said Pakistan has no information about his whereabouts. Azhar is one of the most wanted men in India. He is on a list of people Delhi has demanded Pakistan hand over. Jaish-e-Mohammad is accused of taking part in the attack on India’s parliament in 2001, along with the group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which brought the two countries to the brink of war. (BBC)

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