Pak will find it difficult to protect Masood Azhar: Qamar Agha

New Delhi : Defence expert Qamar Agha on Wednesday dubbed the fresh Red Corner Notice against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a very significant move on part of the Indian establishment as also as Interpol, adding Pakistan will now find it difficult to provide protection to him for a very long period of time.

“It has a lot of significance. Now, Azhar Mahmood cannot travel and primarily because he has been declared as an offender and a terrorist, who was involved in a number of attacks in India. So, he cannot travel to any other country,” Agha told ANI.

“Pakistan cannot provide protection for a very long period of time to any terrorist or any other person against whom the Red Corner notice has been issued,” he added.

Interpol yesterday issued a fresh Red Corner Notice against the JeM chief and his brother Abdul Rauf in connection with the attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

The fresh Red Corner notice was issued after the NIA secured an ‘open-ended’ non-bailable warrant against Azhar and Abdul Rauf for allegedly conspiring to carry out terror strike on the strategic Indian Air Force base at Pathankot on the intervening night of January one and two.

The fresh Red Corner notice is being seen as a mere formality as Pakistan has not yet acted on the arrest warrants earlier issued against the two. (ANI)