Jaish-e-Mohammad head Masood Azhar, the real architect of the deadly Pulwama attack, receives the same military protection in Pakistan’s Punjab province as Osama bin Laden did in the military town of Abbottabad, India Today’s open-source investigation shows.
India Today’s open-source intelligence team has pin-pointed the Jaish den in Bahawalpur, the 12th largest city of Pakistan’s Punjab.
The Jaish terror centre is located inside a mosque called Jamia Masjid Subhan Allah on Bahawalpur’s outskirts, along National Highway 5, the investigation suggests.
Once a basic structure, the mosque was rebuilt less than a decade ago.
In 2011, Jaish-e-Mohammad raised funds for building the complex.
The Jaish headquarters disguised as a mosque is not located in a random civilian neighbourhood.