Pakistan has detained Mufti Abdur Rauf and Hammad Azhar, brothers of Masood Azhar after increasing global pressure to take action against terror groups.

Reuters quoted a government spokesperson as saying, “The interior minister just announced that 44 people linked to several militant groups have been taken into preventive custody. They include two close relatives of Masood Azhar, Mufti Abdur Rauf, and Hammad Azhar,”

This action has come after India handed a dossier with “specific details of JeM complicity in Pulwama terror attack and the presence of JeM terror camps and its leadership in Pakistan”

Pakistan refused to admit that the action was taken as a part of mounting global pressure to deal with the breeding of terrorists inside Pakistan.

The move is being seen as a diplomatic victory with Pakistan forced to act on terrorism on its soil.