Pakistan to raise with USA India’s role in abetting violence in the country!
-Dr. Abdul Ruff
Pakistan wants to make its Strategic Dialogue with USA purposeful and useful for the nation and people at large.
Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry is on his way to Washington for talks with US leaders.
Even as India and Pakistan are working towards joint cricket exercises by modeling Pakistan-Bangladesh series played to the advantage of Islamabad, Pakistan government is expected to discuss with the US leaders during Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry’s meetings with top Obama administration officials the alleged role of India’s external spy agency RAW in abetting violence in the country a media report said
The decision to raise the matter with the USA was taken after a series of allegations by top Pakistani leaders against RAW’s support for militancy and its involvement in tribal troubles in Balochistan. Chaudhry, who left for the USA over the weekend, is expected to share with US officials evidence of RAW’s is increasing involvement in stoking terrorism in Pakistan.
India has always rejected such allegations by Pakistan and blamed it for all terror attacks in India. Chaudhry will lead a Pakistani delegation at an important meeting of the working group under the Pakistan-US Strategic Dialogue in Washington tomorrow.
Chaudhry’s talks would focus on bilateral relations, as well as issues related to arms control, nuclear non-proliferation and international security. The meeting is a part of the on-going Strategic Dialogue between the two countries. The top diplomat is also scheduled to meet senior US officials during his stay in Washington.
A newspaper quoted officials saying that Chaudhry was given a brief by the Sharif government to inform the Obama administration about the alleged involvement of India in fomenting unrest in Pakistan, the report said. He is also expected to raise the issue of recent statements given by India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in which he called for “neutralizing terrorists through terrorists”. Is India planning to recruit its own terrorists to attack Pakistan?
Islamabad says such controversial statements confirmed its fears that Indian secret agencies were involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan. Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz also indicated yesterday that Pakistan would expose India at the international level for stoking unrest in the country. Speaking at a function organised by Nazria Pakistan Council, Aziz made it clear that Pakistan would not allow its enemies to undermine the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor.
Pakistan is deeply worried that India is trying to disrupt the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor.
India has raised concern over the project as it goes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). He also insisted that the Indian ambition for “hegemony” in the region would not be allowed to succeed. Aziz said that Pakistan’s nuclear explosions in 1998 had shattered India’s dream to establish its hegemony in the South Asian region.
Today Pakistan possesses as many nukes as India does, though much more than Israeli arsenals.