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.
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.
“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.