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Masood Azhar's son, brother detained in govt crackdown against banned organisations

Shakeel Qarar | Dawn.comUpdated March 05, 2019Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi and Ministry of Interior Secretary Azam Suleman Khan hold a press conference on March 5, 2019. — APPForty four under-observation members of proscribed organisations, including Mufti Abdul Raoof and Hamad Azhar — the brother and son of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leader Masood Azhar, respectively — have been taken in "preventive detention" for investigation, said officials of Ministry of Interior on Tuesday."In order to implement National Action Plan (NAP), a high-level meeting was held in the Ministry of Interior on March 4, attended by all representatives of all provincial governments," said a statement by the ministry. "These actions will continue, as per the decisions taken in National Security Committee (NSC) while reviewing NAP."This was also confirmed by Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi and Ministry of Interior Secretary Azam Suleman Khan at a press…