ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif deliberately removed the paragraph related to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and India’s involvement in Balochistan when he spoke to United Nations General Assembly last year in September, ARY News reported on Wednesday.
According to ARY News Islamabad Bureau Chief Sabir Shakir, the former PM was asked to raise the issue of Indian spy and the neighbouring country’s involvement in terror activities in Balochistan but he removed the whole paragraph related to the topic from his speech.
The revelation comes at a time when country’s current prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is in New York to participate in the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
It was also revealed that the journalists accompanying the PM in New York are being kept away from meetings and are relying on press statements issued by the government.
Abbasi’s address to the UNGA — slated for September 2.
Who is Kulbhushan Jadhav
Pakistani security agencies on March 24, 2016 apprehended an ‘on-duty RAW agent’ from Balochistan. The suspect was said to be an officer of the Indian navy working for the covert agency to destabilize Pakistan.
The operative had contacts with banned organizations and was working on plans to break Karachi and Balochistan away from Pakistan, and to sabotage the billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
On March 25, a day after the arrest, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said the Indian man arrested from Balochistan has no connection with the government, however, admitted that Kulbhushan Yadav is a former officer of the Indian navy.