'Govt to hold high-level meeting next week to tackle RAW's activities in Pakistan'

Published: May 16, 2015
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The meeting will review evidence claiming presence of the spy agency in connection with recent incidents of terrorism in Karachi, Balochistan and other areas. PHOTO AFP

The meeting will review evidence claiming presence of the spy agency in connection with recent incidents of terrorism in Karachi, Balochistan and other areas. PHOTO AFP

The federal government has decided to hold a high-level huddle next week to take major decisions to ‘monitor’ and ‘tackle’ the activities of India’s premier intelligence agency RAW in Pakistan, BBC Urdu reported on Saturday. 

The meeting will review evidence of the agency’s involvement in recent incidents of terrorism in Karachi, Balochistan and other areas.

According to an official of the interior ministry, the consultations will be held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and will be attended by heads of civilian and military intelligence agencies as well as civilian and military higher-ups.

Read: RAW behind terrorist activities in Pakistan: Foreign secretary

Based on the discussions, the government will decide how to effectively counter and limit RAW’s activities in the country and raise the issue at an international level.

Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday said tough measures would be adopted to halt the activities of anti-Pakistan foreign spy agencies.

Read: Hostile grounds: Islamabad presses Kabul to check RAW activities

The interior ministry official also revealed that RAW had intensified its efforts to destabilise Pakistan soon after the recent agreements between Pakistan and China were inked, as evident in the report sent by the intelligence agencies to the ministry.

Read: Investigations: Alleged RAW agents remanded to police custody again

Pakistan has already conveyed the evidences against RAW to the Indian government, the official added.

The article first appeared on BBC Urdu

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  • Liberal
    May 16, 2015 - 8:00PM

    There is an immediate need to crush such anti-state activities. Glad we finally have an army chief who has some teeth to do it. May God protect Pakistan and all those who stand for it. Recommend

  • clean up
    May 16, 2015 - 8:10PM

    Can you guys please provide evidence? No one is going to take you seriously without any concrete proof.Recommend

  • Engineer
    May 16, 2015 - 8:32PM

    Looks like our NSA Doval is onto something. We always knew why Modi chose Doval as our NSA right after he was elected. Recommend

  • Rafique Khan
    May 16, 2015 - 8:35PM

    It is nothing after few days all things will be closed and the bad sufferers will be family who lost their family members in the tragic bus carnage at Karachi. Since the above ugly incidence we have noted various suspicious news. Our ministries and law enforcement agencies informed the masses that Taliban, ISIS and now RAW.

    We being peaceful citizens of Pakistan request to PML (N) Government, law enforcement agencies, ministers and all higher authorities please do not shift their responsibilities on others especially on foreign hands.

    It is totally the failure and negligence attitude of the present government towards Karachi. It is due to law enforcement agencies and rangers at Karachi carried out operation against one single party. The rangers and police also left various hard criminals after taking heavy bribes.

    Due to alarming rate of corruption in the country the common people are bad sufferers. I am not supporter of any political party in Pakistan but still believe in GO NAWAZ GO. Because people lost their confidence on PML (N) & PPP because both parties are failure to save the lives and properties of the people of Pakistan.

    Be careful during forthcoming visit of Zimbabwe Cricket Team in Pakistan. During the last episode when terrorists attacked Sri Lankan Team in Lahore the same PML (N) led government was running in Punjab. During those days Shahbaz Sharif was sacked as Chief Minister of Punjab and Governor rule was imposed. It is needless to say anything about any particular terrorist group. STOP BLAME GAME. How ISIS and RAW gripped their influence in Pakistan.Recommend

  • kani
    May 16, 2015 - 8:37PM

    @ Cleanup

    Already provided to Govt. of indiaRecommend

  • Azi
    May 16, 2015 - 9:40PM

    @clean up:

    Could you have even until now provided any evidence of 26/11 attackers? Forced confessions dont count, Nawaz’s statements dont either as he would sell whole country if it makes his sugar mills run well, but kasab’s own plea for mercy from “Bhagwan”.

    Pakistani side wasnt even allowed to visit/ talk to kasab to complete their investigation. You guys make 3rd grade videos and voice recordings that dont convince anyone, not even Indians and you call them proofs?Recommend

  • Parvez
    May 16, 2015 - 9:41PM

    This should have been done in 1972………but then…….Recommend

  • Someone
    May 16, 2015 - 9:48PM

    @clean up: Let us turn the tables and let me ask you something. Can you provide concrete proof that RAW is an angel?Recommend

  • Shuaib Bhat
    May 16, 2015 - 10:07PM

    @clean up:
    Maybe India should provide evidence of their claims. Haha!Recommend

  • Gp65
    May 16, 2015 - 11:19PM

    ET mods – please allow a factual rebuttal to be posted.

    @Shuaib Bhat:
    If you say India should give evidence of their innocence, theoretically that is impossible. If you say India should give evidence that Pakistan sent jihadis to India in the past, your own political leadership as well as retired army and ISI leadership admits this to be the case for decades though claim it has stopped now. If you specifically mean evidence for 26/11, India has provided sworn testimony of Kasab in Indian court, David Hesdkey in US court, telephone transcripts while 26/11 was going on and much more. It is thus evidence which has convinced UN to declare JuD and LeT as terrorist organizations.
    Of course your courts to not convict ANY terrorists including those that kill felliw Pakistanis such as Malik Ishaq or Lal Masjid goons- so it is no surprise that they have not convicted 26/11 accused.

    @Someone:
    No one can prove they are innocent. The onus is on accuser to give evidence of guiltRecommend

  • Char Latan
    May 16, 2015 - 11:59PM

    Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are meeting to discuss windmills.Recommend

  • BlackHat
    May 17, 2015 - 12:03AM

    You are going to have a meeting to tackle RAW activities next week? Isn’t it 68 years and one week too late? You should have been having weekly meeting and tackling RAW activities for the past 68 years. These headlines sound like some insane person mumbling to one self in an asylum.Recommend

  • PrasadDeccani
    May 17, 2015 - 12:03AM

    @Someone:

    RAW is not an angel. It is just another bunch of central govt employees getting their paycheck doing nothing (like other govt employees). They all live in India in their govt provided houses. I can definitely prove this much.Recommend

  • Haider
    May 17, 2015 - 12:25AM

    @Gp65
    Have u seen proofs……Anything what your media says we cant believe.David Hedskey in Us Court.We have a bigger proof.Us Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel stated openly that India has always used Afghanistan to trouble Pakistan. plus see what Ajeet Doval stated.Give us proofs on Lakhvi before crying in front of UNRecommend

  • logic101
    May 17, 2015 - 12:33AM

    some countries will never learn. Pakistan’s problems will never be solved as they are always asking the wrong questionsRecommend

  • observer
    May 17, 2015 - 12:36AM

    The usual diversion tactics by the Pakistani establishment.

    If RAW is so powerful and connected inside Pakistan, why haven’t they killed their most wanted terrorists such as Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed, Lakhvi, Masood Azhar, Syed Salahuddin etc. instead of killing innocent Shia, Ahmadia, Bohra, Ismaili, Christian etc. Pakistani citizen? Recommend

  • lol
    May 17, 2015 - 1:12AM

    Haha, are they going to be working with the ghost of Tolkien to come up with a better script than “RAW DID IT, WE SWEARS IT” in this meeting?Recommend

  • Jag Nathan
    May 17, 2015 - 1:39AM

    There is only one sure way to tackle the RAW problem. And that is stop interfering in the Indian state of Kashmir. Return to India the part of Kashmir occupied by Pakistan including the piece you gave away to your chums in China. Stop sending your jihadis into India. There is absolutely no other way I can see as a way out. Every action you take against RAW is action taken against your own citizens and will only go to hurt your own interests in the medium and long term. Any action against RAW activities will only lead to more insurgencies within Pakistan for such is the situation in Pakistan today. I can assure you that,Recommend

  • sundar
    May 17, 2015 - 1:47AM

    @Gp65:
    I won’t waste my time and energy to give an explanation to these bunch of loosers who always love conspiracy theories and live in their own make believe world. Leave alone civilized nations even other muslim countries do not believe these pathological liars. Recommend

  • syed & syed
    May 17, 2015 - 2:02AM

    @Someone: First of all no one came out with a proof regarding.Indian agents. If they have agents they are Pakistanis and enjoying vulnerable post. Thorough inquiry is required from Government servants as well as working privately. They can be deducted by seeing their life style. Intelligence is of paramount importance which we lack. Even neighbor does not come out regarding activities of next door. It should be made compulsory to rent a house room compound through Estate agents.General public act as eyes and years.: Recommend

  • hamza khan
    May 17, 2015 - 2:09AM

    @clean up:

    wheres your evidence for mumbai attacks dirt bag?Recommend

  • hamza khan
    May 17, 2015 - 2:13AM

    @Liberal:
    every army chief does what he needs to protect pakistan. different times call for different measures. we may disagree with their actions but their doing what they need to. Recommend

  • hamza khan
    May 17, 2015 - 2:13AM

    good, but this story should not have been published these things need to be secretive so that the blowback to india is a surprise. we need a hard punch to their gut to get them on their back foot. Recommend

  • hamza khan
    May 17, 2015 - 2:15AM

    @Gp65:

    we dont believe or need to rely on your justice system for how to behave in our country. your not some superpower. your a third world country. remember that. and our courts fucntion independently and no one to your wishes can be put away for no reason. Recommend

  • Ajeet
    May 17, 2015 - 2:47AM

    This is just a trailer. Mumbai will be avenged.Recommend

  • Zahid
    May 17, 2015 - 3:27AM

    We don’t have any hope with pml n civilian government, army will do, this civilian government only making money in metros bridge, LNG and etc Recommend

  • objective observer
    May 17, 2015 - 4:09AM

    Whenever there are reports of meetings I know its all for public consumption. Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    May 17, 2015 - 5:16AM

    @hamza khan:
    We can all search for “Mumbai attacks” and get detailed reports especially on Wikipedia but curiously when searching for “RAW supports terrorists in Pakistan” we get no credible sources!Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    May 17, 2015 - 5:18AM

    Wow, “review the evidence”!!!
    Ever think that the “evidence” will ever see the light of day??? NOT!Recommend

  • knmn
    May 17, 2015 - 5:24AM

    Be afraid, be very afraid.Recommend

  • MalcolmX
    May 17, 2015 - 6:21AM

    RAW does not need to do anything. The Pakistani executive and the deep state are doing their job for them. India should just dismantle RAW.Recommend

  • Kolsat
    May 17, 2015 - 6:54AM

    It is a useful tactic to divert attention when one fails to do something. That way attention is diverted from failures and one can go on for years without tackling the main problem. The rogue elements seem to be too strong for the army to handle. Recommend

  • Amit Lunia
    May 17, 2015 - 7:42AM

    It is Pakistani army way of saying that it has failed miserabaly in its duty thats why we suddenly find RAW narrative all across media and political spectrum who have been asked to drum upRecommend

  • satender rajput
    May 17, 2015 - 7:53AM

    Boya ped babool ka to aam kha se khaye.Recommend

  • Omar Sadiq
    May 17, 2015 - 8:22AM

    We should give some of the raw favors back to them in their own cities, that will keep the raw people busy and of course, they will as always blame Pak for it. GIVE SOME OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE BACK TO THEM!!!!Recommend

  • bajwa
    May 17, 2015 - 9:22AM

    No time for the meetings and discussions; it’s time to take actions.
    Let the third world war begin.Recommend

  • jssidhoo
    May 17, 2015 - 10:45AM

    Please stop projecting RAW is a efficient organisation other wise they will start asking for bonuses when they do not do enough to earn their salaries . GOI can send the bonus bill to NS sure he can pay from his pocket the GOP may be broke but he is not .Recommend

  • lkhan
    May 17, 2015 - 11:34AM

    @clean up:
    Evidence is obviously sensitive and not for your or my eyes. The government according to this article has forwarded it to the Indian authorities. Please read what’s written…Recommend

  • Virkaul
    May 17, 2015 - 12:44PM

    @Ajeet:
    I disagree with you. This is not the way to avenge Mumbai. The proper way would be to bring the likes of Lakhvi, Saeed, Dawood etc to justice.Recommend

  • MSS
    May 17, 2015 - 3:27PM

    Most well informed Pakistanis do not buy the RAW involvement theory. The Pakistani establishment is running out of options after their failure in Karachi, so why not blame RAW, Mossad, CIA, FBI and MI6?Recommend

  • Darkaiy
    May 17, 2015 - 5:00PM

    End of the day jus one thing to say
    Good luck guys Recommend

  • Oxy Moron
    May 17, 2015 - 9:40PM

    @MSS: “Most well informed Pakistanis do not buy the RAW involvement theory”

    Going by the comments here, you’re describing a mythical creature, or at the least an extinct one.Recommend

  • Ibrar
    May 17, 2015 - 10:36PM

    @observer:

    You may be right but RAW is more clever than you and me! By killing the wanted persons named by you will remove main irritants between the two countries which Indian politicians would not like. They always want some excuse, such as list of the wanted, to be able to refuse coming to a negotiating table. Otherwise it would not be difficult to target these men in a covert operation.Recommend

  • Saif
    May 18, 2015 - 1:13AM

    @kani:
    when did Pak provided any proofs ..India never acknowledged receiving it …dont make fool of ur own ppl!Recommend

  • Bobb Mack
    May 18, 2015 - 3:21AM

    @Jag Nathan:

    You are a nation living in ugly world of jealousy from which you can never emerge. You have suddenly started to mutter about POK since Chinese have signed to work on a Corridor through it. You do not want to see a prosperous Pakistan and would do every thing silly to wish us bad. Chinese have done a brilliant stroke which will serve two purposes: Chinese partnership in Pakistan’s development with a connecting network of roads is based on long term strategy that Kashmir is part of Pakistan and secondly Chinese know that as a result of their investment in Indian neighbourhood countries an insecure and jealous India will bow to their supremacy in the region.

    As for RAW is concerned it seems to be getting away at present given Pakistan’s collateral issues and current commitments but only for a little more time. Pakistan is sending Jehadis is an old and mean way of finding faults in us, We only provide political support to Kashmiris in their genuine true struggle while you are fiddling with our provinces which have been Pakistani from day one. What is being done to Pakistan is only hardening us …RAW will only stand to perish if it does not stop interfering.Recommend

  • Marco
    May 18, 2015 - 9:37AM

    @Bobb Mack: On the contrary, we would like to see a strong and peaceful Pakistan, but that is not going to happen till you stop exporting terrorists. You provide political support… well… hmmm lets see… most of the terrorists killed in India.. come from Pakistan… Musharraf accepted that it was pakistani troops who took over Kargil in 1999 and not the terrorists….Kasab was not a Pakistani… etc…etc…! The world have heard so many lies from Pakistan.. .that no one is interested in believing. Recommend

  • Marco
    May 18, 2015 - 9:39AM

    @Haider: No proof is enough for the incompetents!Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    May 18, 2015 - 11:09AM

    @Omar Sadiq:
    “We should give some of the raw favors back to them in their own cities, that will keep the raw people busy and of course, they will as always blame Pak for it. GIVE SOME OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE BACK TO THEM!!!!”

    What do you think you are getting? A dose of your own medicine indeed.Recommend

  • Pakistan zindabad
    May 18, 2015 - 11:37AM

    @clean up:
    Brother, evidence had been provided to Mr. Manmohan Singh when he was PM of India. Secondly, proof has also been provided to US, UK and Afghanistan governments. Please note that Indian leaders are not innocent and have not taken bath in the Ganges river either. Recommend

  • Paresh
    May 21, 2015 - 2:25PM

    @logic101:
    This is what happened in India when Mrs Gandhi blamed for all miseries and problems in the country to foreign hands. First time in the country now a pm doesn’t blame foreign hands but is hands on shutting all NGOs doing humanitarian mischiefsRecommend

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