Masood Azhar, the founder of Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad, is being treated at an army hospital in Rawalpindi in Pakistan. He is suspected to be suffering from renal failure and is under regular dialysis. Officials in New Delhi today said.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Mr Qureshi had said on Thursday: “He is in Pakistan, according to my information. He is unwell to the extent that he can’t leave his house, because he’s really unwell”.
“Recent reports indicate that Masood Azhar is now afflicted with renal failure and is under treatment and regular dialysis at the army hospital in Rawalpindi, the headquarters of the Pakistan Army,” a senior security official said.
Masood Azhar, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief was a close associate of Osama bin Laden, terror motivator in several African countries. He is also known for bringing jihad into the religious discourse at mosques in the UK, the official said.