ISLAMABAD ( WEB DESK )
Pakistan on Saturday presented a dossier containing details of India’s state-sponsored terrorism being carried out in Pakistan.
“Today we have irrefutable facts that we will present before the nation and international community through this dossier,” said the foreign minister in a press briefing alongside Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar at the Foreign Office.
The press briefing comes a day after the ISPR said five civilians and a Pakistan Army soldier were martyred in “unprovoked and indiscriminate” shelling by Indian troops from across Line of Control (LoC) in several areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). ISPR said India also suffered “substantial loss” in Pakistan’s “befitting reply”.
“You can see a pattern of constant ceasefire violations,” said Qureshi, adding that the dossier contains many details and some of them will be used at the “time of need”.
“The world knows that when Pakistan was busy partnering in the peace process, India was laying a web of terrorism around us,” said the country’s top diplomat.
“India was allowing its land to be used against Pakistan for terrorism,” said the foreign minister. He added that New Delhi not only used its own soil but also made use of neighbouring countries to “attack Pakistan”.
India claims itself to be the world’s biggest democracy but its actions show it is becoming a rogue state, said Qureshi. “We have information and evidence that India promoting terrorism and has developed a plan to destabilise Pakistan.”
The country’s top diplomat said that the information was “not new” for him but the “time” had come for Islamabad to take the nation and international community into confidence. “I feel staying silent will no longer benefit Pakistan or regional peace and stability.”
FM Qureshi explained that New Delhi has three objectives: derailing Pakistan’s journey towards peace, economic and political stability.
“Their first objective is to create hindrance in Pakistan’s move towards peace,” said the foreign minister. He said India cannot accept that Pakistan has defeated terrorism and is moving towards peace and was promoting “nationalism and sub-nationalism” in Gilgit Baltistan, tribal districts, and Balochistan.
The second objective, said Qureshi, was to ensure Pakistan did not become economically stable. Citing India’s stance to push for Pakistan to be blacklisted at the FATF plenary meeting, the foreign minister said India was creating obstacles in our path towards prosperity.
“Their third objective is political instability to destabilise the country.”
DG ISPR said India is endeavouring to establish a consortium of Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) with proscribed dissident organisations of Balochistan united under the banner of Baloch Raaji Aajoie Sangar (BRAS) constituted in 2018.
The dossier says that an Indian intelligence officer named Colonel Rajesh, employed at the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan, is the master planner and a letter in Dari revealed that he has held four meetings with commanders of terrorist organisations to synergise efforts and upscale terrorist activities in metropolitan cities including Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar in November and December this year.
DG ISPR Iftikhar said the Indian intelligence agencies are also trying to establish Daesh e Pakistan. “Recently, 20 Indian Daesh militants were relocated from India to camps along the Pak-Afgan border. These militants were handed over to Daesh Commander Sheikh Abdul Rahim alias Abdul Rehman Muslim Dost.”
Pakistan said evidence showed Indian embassies and consulates operating along Pakistan’s borders have become a hub of terror sponsorship against Pakistan.
The army spokesperson said Indian ambassadors in Afghanistan regularly supervise terrorist activities. He cited an incident where the ambassador and consular in Jalalabad held detailed discussions with collaborators to provide financial support to the TTP and dissident Baloch elements.
“RAW made two transactions to promote terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – both transactions were made through Indian banks. A sum of $28,000 was transferred through Punjab Bank India, and another amount of $55,851 was sent by an Indian national Manmeet via New Delhi to Afghanistan International Bank.
“A letter in Dari reflects that India paid $820,000 to TTP leadership through its collaborators,” said the DG ISPR.
The army spokesperson said India raised a militia of 700 people to undertake terrorism in Balochistan. “A commission comprising 24 members was created which included 10 RAW operatives. A sum of $60 million was dedicated for this force.”
He said Indian Embassy regularly pays handsome amounts to sub-nationalists under the garb of humanitarian assistance work.
“Confessional statements by Sarfraz Merchant and Tariq Mir revealed that Altaf Hussain Group (AHG) used to be funded by RAW through two Indian companies (JVGT and Paras Jewelry),” he said, adding that there was evidence of transactions worth $3.23 million.
He said India has been providing ammunition and weapons to AHG. A confession by Ajmal Pahari validated transfer of weapons 620,000. Pahari also confirmed India established four training camps for AHG militants in Dehradun and Haryana. “Training duration varied from 15 days to four months. It was confirmed that 40 terrorists received training.”
“Besides terrorists funding, India has also been rendering support to various entities through provision of weapons, ammunition and IEDs,” said the DG ISPR, adding that there was evidence of RAW providing weapons, ammunition and IEDs to TTP commanders. “RAW agents were found involved in motivating tribals in KP to send fighters to Afghanistan for training.”
“A RAW handler delivered IEDs and weapons in the bordering areas of Waziristan during his visit according to the Dari letter.”
The army spokesperson said Indian intelligence agencies are managing 87 terrorist camps – 66 out of which are located in Afghanistan and 21 in India. He said a former Indian army general and ambassador visited Baloch militant training camp housing 150 militants in Haji Gak area of Afghanistan.
DR ISPR said RAW sponsored network of six terrorists was linked to the recent attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange. It was also involved in delivery of suicide jackets to “various terrorists groups operating in Pakistan”.
“The network is also involved in target killing of Ulema, Police officials and notables,” he said. He added that RAW was paying Rs10 million for suicide attacks and vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED), Rs1 million for IED and targeting killings. “RAW is also attempting to create a network for target killing of important personalities, offering rewards worth Rs50 million to Rs80 million.”
“Security forces have also intercepted huge cache of suicide jackets, IEDs, explosives, weapons & ammunition.”
The army spokesperson highlighted major attacks that were traced back to RAW. These include: the Agriculture University attack in Peshawar on October 26, 2017, the May 11, 2019 attack at PC Hotel in Gwdar, and an IED attack on Peshawar police on May 11, 2020.
He said the intelligence agencies averted a massive terrorist attack on August 14 this year. That “network had already carried out seven terrorist attacks in Hub, Mastung, Quetta and Sohrab on RAW’s behest.”
“Tangible evidence indicates that RAW is involved in planting of IEDs in AJK to target civilians and military personnel,” said the DG ISPR. “Since January 2016, 60 IEDs have been planted out of which 38 have exploded killing 13 civilians and 46 military personnel. While 22 were neutralised.”
“The forensic analysis of IEDs have confirmed use of Indian components. Explosive used in IEDs is available at a digital platform ‘Indiamart’, TVS bolts are made by Indian company Tamil Nadu and PFS bolts are made by an Indian company in Maharashtra. Alinco ‘walkie talkie’ set is being sold by Space Telecom New Delhi on ‘Indiamart’.”
He said Indian intelligence agency delivered a video tutorial to detonate IEDs. “Forensics show the remote control carries signature mark of an electronic supply company in Mumbai. Nine voice votes confirm involvement of RAW officers.”
Regarding GB, Gen Iftikhar said Indian Ministry of Home Affairs held a meeting to deliberate methodology to trigger negative reactions to Pakistan granting provisional provincial status to GB. He said that India will mobilise “hostile elements” to undertake various subversive operations in Kashmir and GB after November 20.
He said RAW aims to target public gatherings and assassinate mainstream and sub-national leader in GB or AJK.
Courtesy The Geo news