Pakistan faced embarrassment on International Dias. The agony the Pakistani prime minister was feeling as he exited a meeting at the SCO Summit 2022 was mentioned by a journalist. The prime minister of Pakistan was asked about terrorist and Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar by a journalist. Prime minister was unaware that he may be asked to handle such a question. As a result PM Shehbaz Sharif remained silent and left quickly.
When a question was put to the Pakistani Prime Minister, who was present with his delegation, he declined to answer and went on. In Samarkand, he was questioned about whether he intended to pursue legal action against the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief, a group that the UN has classified as an international terrorist organisation. "Will you question Masood Azhar? Are you going to take legal action against him? The reporter questioned Prime Minister Sharif. The Sharif security crew reportedly made an effort to prevent the journalist from asking questions. ‘It's enough now,'' a man from his team uttered.
According to Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Masood Azhar is in Afghanistan. Instead of being a bilateral issue, it is now a triangular one. Pakistan and India are concerned about this issue. Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, refuted Azhar's Afghani residence on Wednesday. He claimed to be in Pakistan at the moment.