Thursday, August 11, 2022

Shared evidence about RAW network carrying terrorist activities from Afghanistan: FO


ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said Indian intelligence agency RAW had developed network with terrorist outfits in Afghanistan to carry out subversive activities in Pakistan.

“There is a network of the Indian intelligence agency in Afghanistan which is involved in terrorist activities. Pakistan has shared evidence with Afghanistan in this regard,” he said while responding to questions at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad.

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He said TTP, Daesh and Jamatul Ahrar groups were also using Afghan soil for terrorist activities against Pakistan.

“Mullah Fazlullah and mastermind of terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar were present in Afghanistan,” he said.

He said the issue of opium cultivation and drug production not only posed a serious threat to the socio-economic development, security and stability of Afghanistan but the surrounding region as well.

When asked about the denial of entry to estranged Baloch leader Mehran Marri by Switzerland, Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan continued to impress upon friendly countries to deny space to individuals posing threat to sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan.  He noted it was not in favor of any country to allow terrorists on its soil.

To a query, the spokesperson said the US defense secretary was expected to visit Pakistan in the next few weeks. Dates were being worked out, he added.

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“Pakistan and the US are engaged in discussing all issues including those relating to regional peace and security,” he said.

To another  question, he said that Pakistan had offered on humanitarian ground to arrange a meeting between Kulbushan Yadav and his spouse. He said the Indian response that the mother should also be allowed to accompany the wife to meet Kulbushan was under consideration.

Dr Muhammad Faisal said that Pakistan would continue to highlight Indian atrocities and human rights violations in occupied Kashmir at the international level.

The FO spokesman expressed concerns over the conviction of six members of Jamaat-e-Islami by so called war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh.


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