‘India spent Rs7b to run anti-Pakistan campaign’

Analyst Agha Iqrar Haroon says the campaign originated from Canada

Correspondent September 20, 2017
A file photo of a border check post. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: Political analyst Agha Iqrar Haroon has said that India has spent Rs7 billion to run an anti-Pakistan campaign in Geneva, Switzerland and that the campaign has originated from Canada.

Talking with reference to the anti-Pakistan posters in the Swiss city, Haroon said the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) last year started getting anti-Pakistan articles published in Canadian newspapers.

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Responding to the allegations levelled in an article, Nadeem Kiani — Minister Press High Commission for Pakistan to Ottawa — highlighted how the Canadian media was playing in the hands of India.

“Kiani asked as to how could someone level such allegations against a sovereign state,” Haroon said, adding that the envoy should be appreciated for countering the conspiracy.

He said India got anti-Pakistan advertisements published in Geneva through a company, which according to him, was paid through money laundering.

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“We have to face great difficulty even in sending $600 abroad, but nobody bothered to know how money was sent to the company for such a big campaign.

“The same is the case with our educated people who get a visa with great difficulty while people from Afghanistan land in Switzerland with great ease and get an asylum,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 20th, 2017.


Ruby | 5 years ago | Reply It doesn't take Rs 7bil to put up 6 posters in Geneva. The money could have been managed by one single individual if he/she wanted to promote the cause. These lying politicians are lying and believing in their own lies as well. There is no cure for such disorder once you start fighting with those set of lies/beliefs in mind.
Angry pitbull | 5 years ago | Reply Does Mr.Agha Iqrar Haroon really know how many zeroes will be there in 7 billion rupees.
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