Indian politicians say that Dawood is in Pakistan. Pakistan’s establishment continues to deny it. This has been going on since the 1990s.
The most wanted terrorist in India’s list, Dawood Ibrahim, made news again this week after he became a part of a notorious list of 88 terrorists who have been proscribed by the Pakistan state. While many assumed because of this list that the terrorist is on Pakistan soil but it seems that it is not the case.
According to Naila Inayat of the Print, even though the average Indian thinks that a common Pakistani on the road will know the whereabouts of Dawood Ibrahim. The truth, however, is that even Pakistani people don’t know about Dawood Ibrahim. Dawood Ibrahim, as Naila Inayat calls, is Pakistan’s Schrodinger cat. Nobody knows if he exists or not.
The Dawood Misinformation
Of all the things we have been hearing about Dawood, the most interesting thing is the belief that the power of his eye has not changed ever since he left India. There were rumors that he was a part-time driver in Karachi who owns an old taxi. His palace is reportedly called White House and he shares his address with the former Pakistani representative at the United Nation, Maleeha Lodhi.
As per a sting operation carried out by Times Now, the don owns a landline in Pakistan. The information was later debunked calling it a lame expose. In the sting, the channel rang up the number which was allegedly picked up by the wife of the don who said her husband is sleeping.
As recently as June, there were reports that Dawood Ibrahim was diagnosed with COVID-19 and has passed away. Even in 2016 and 2017, he was announced as dead or termed to be critical in a hospital.
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Musharraf said that,
“Wo hoga yehi kahin, humay kya pata?”
The current Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that he didn’t know the whereabouts of Dawood but told that he might know if he comes to power. Dawood still makes headlines despite having no evidence of his existence as India continues to hunt and Pakistan seemingly denies.
Source: The Print