DG ISPR Asim Bajwa said that this is the worst case of state sponsored terrorism that a commander rank officer is active in another country. We have intelligence assessment that there are such RAW terrorists spread across Pakistan.
Addressing a joint press conference with Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Asim Bajwa said that Yadev is a high profile officer but not a junior ranked officer. He has an Indian navy background. He headed RAW network in Pakistan.
KulBuhshan is a Commander Rank official reporting directly to Indian National Security adviser Ajeet & RAW Chief.
“He converted to Islam and worked at Gadani under the cover of a scrap dealer,” Bajwa said.
He said the interrogation is in process so we have to wait to discuss RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadev’s possible link with Pakistani political parties.
He said the issue will be raised at UN and other regional international forums. We should not let loose this sensitive matter.
There will be counter-terrorist operation across Pakistan,and there won’t be any exception. There can be no clearer evidence of Indian interference in Pakistan at this time and further investigation is under way.
He said there has been exchange of intelligence between Pakistan & Iran. There is continuous positive communication between both of the countries.
Iran has clarified that they were ignorant of such nexus. They will not let their soil to be used against a neighboring state, he elaborated.
He stated Yadev was operating from Chahbahar, Iran. This doesn’t mean any Iranian agency is involved in it. This issue will be pursued according to UN defined laws & regulations.
Bajwa revealed his latest target was CPEC. His aim was to destabilize the region so the project will be stopped. Bajwa claimed that Pakistan and Balochistan’s maps were recovered from Yadav’s possession. “He used to establish a network of operatives, provide funds, arrange and smuggle people for terrorism in the country,” the spokesman added.
Pervaiz Rashid said all Zarb-e-Azb operation is carried out after the information is provided by intelligence agencies.
There is formal procedure to follow in such cases. We have informed Indian High Commissioner and are waiting for their response.
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