India behind 2021 bombing in Lahore: Sana

Minister says we have ‘irrefutable evidence’ Delhi involved in terror acts

Our Correspondent December 13, 2022
Federal Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah alongside Additional IG Counter Terrorism Punjab Imran Mehmood addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday. PHOTO: PID


Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday said Pakistan had “irrefutable evidence” of the involvement of Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in the blast at Johar Town, Lahore last year as three terrorists had been arrested.

“India was not only behind the Johar Town blast, but was also found involved in fanning terrorism in Pakistan,” he said while addressing a news conference here along with Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Additional Inspector General (IG) Imran Mehmud.

“This is a matter of internal security and we are initiating the process to take it up at the international level. The foreign affairs secretary will highlight the issue at different world forums while Minister for Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will raise the matter of Indian involvement in terror financing and subversive activities in Pakistan at the United Nations,” the minister added.

Sanaullah said Pakistanis had given innumerable sacrifices in wiping out terrorism from the country. “Pakistan has been facing terrorism for several decades, and Pakistanis including citizens, personnel of armed forces, police, Rangers and agencies, journalists, and politicians have either lost their lives in this war or became its victims.”

He said gatherings at mosques, imambargahs, important buildings and elsewhere were targeted. India had remained involved in every form of terrorism in Pakistan.

India was acting just like an enemy and at the same time trying to conceal its brutalities in occupied Kashmir, he added.

The minister said the arrest of spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and his statement was sufficient to prove that India was involved in every act of terrorism in Pakistan and was adopting different ways for the purpose.

He said they had “undeniable evidence” that could establish India and its premier spy agency RAW were involved in different terror incidents.

He said the foreign ministry would raise the issue of Indian involvement in terrorism in Pakistan and also expose it before the world. “After investigation it transpires that India is involved in the Johar Town terror act and its own narrative also tells about its involvement,” he added.

He said India had transferred more than $800,000 to the terrorists to carry out the task. (With input from app)


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