Washington trip: Islamabad to share RAW terror link proof with US

Published: June 1, 2015
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Islamabad to share evidences against RAW. PHOTO: FILE

Islamabad to share evidences against RAW. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Amidst an uptick in terrorist attacks and a growing chorus of accusations against India’s top spy agency for aiding and abetting such violence, Pakistan has decided to raise the issue at the international level.

While Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s top aide said Islamabad would name and shame New Delhi, Pakistan’s top diplomat, who left for Washington on Sunday, is expected to share with US officials evidence of RAW’s increasing involvement in stoking terrorism in Pakistan.

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry will lead a Pakistani delegation at an important meeting of the working group under the Pakistan-US Strategic Dialogue. Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah confirmed to The Express Tribune that the meeting would take place on June 2 in Washington. The meeting is a part of the ongoing Strategic Dialogue between the two countries, he added without giving details.

But an official familiar with the development said that the talks would focus on bilateral relations, as well as issues related to arms control, nuclear non-proliferation and international security. The top diplomat is also scheduled to meet senior US officials during his stay in Washington.

The official, who didn’t wish to be named in the report, disclosed that Chaudhry was given a ‘brief’ by the government to inform the Obama administration about the alleged involvement of India in fomenting unrest in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who along with army chief General Raheel Sharif, visited the headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) on Saturday, alleged that foreign intelligence agencies were destabilising the country. It is understood that he was referring to RAW.

The official said Foreign Secretary Chaudhry would share ‘fresh evidence’ with US officials about the increased involvement of RAW in creating trouble in Pakistan. He is also expected to raise the issue of recent statements given by India’s defence and interior ministers in which they called for “neutralising terrorists through terrorists”.

Islamabad says such controversial statements confirmed its fears that Indian secret agencies were involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan.

Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz also indicated on Sunday that Pakistan would expose India at the international level for ‘stoking unrest in the country’.

Speaking at a function organised by Nazria Pakistan Council, Aziz made it clear that Pakistan would not allow its enemies to undermine the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor.

He also insisted that the Indian ambition for hegemony in the region would not be allowed to succeed. Aziz maintained that Pakistan’s nuclear explosions in 1998 had ‘shattered India’s dream’ to establish its hegemony in the South Asian region.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 1st, 2015. 

 

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  • someone
    Jun 1, 2015 - 5:18AM

    awwwwww….nuclear powered Pakistan need the help of Uncle SAM, the second most hated country in Pakistan, to complain about India, the most hated country in Pakistan. Funny :-)Recommend

  • Virkaul
    Jun 1, 2015 - 9:23AM

    This narrative was decided to be floated around in the Corp Commanders meet one day after the Karachi killings of Ismailis. Govt has been forced or directed with towing this line despite being told that it will backfire. The pattern is clear. ISPR employs unofficial spokespersons in media, political parties, police, administration etc where condemning and cursing the govt is a day to day affair and hailing army as a saviour.Recommend

  • LandofOsama
    Jun 1, 2015 - 9:48AM

    while on pak trip, Kerry has already denied any Indian involvement in AF-pak then why pak is doing this futile excercise again n again? Recommend

  • Jun 1, 2015 - 10:25AM

    @LandofOsama: Kerry is just pleasing Modi and wants the insurgency to continue. Anyway, he must have been ranting in pain on breaking his leg in a cycling accident on Sunday in France. So, please don’t get air-conditioned on Kerry. Have a nice day.Recommend

  • Prakash
    Jun 1, 2015 - 10:51AM

    And US will show you the proof that you guys knew about OBL’s hideout!Recommend

  • Sumit
    Jun 1, 2015 - 10:52AM

    I have a serious question, If Pakistan has such concrete evidence (so called) of Indian involvement for unrest in Pakistan, why don’t approach ICJ(International court of Justice).?
    Unlike India, Pakistan anyway don’t believe in bilateral engagement and often run around international bodies, so why not ICJ..?
    Will appreciate serious answer, if any. really need to know. Thanks in advanceRecommend

  • SEAsian
    Jun 1, 2015 - 10:59AM

    What is the world’s best intelligence agency doing? Stuffing ballot boxes?Recommend

  • AAshraf
    Jun 1, 2015 - 11:01AM

    Pakistan’s fall in the global stage has been stunning. All they can do now is whinge and whine.Recommend

  • ron
    Jun 1, 2015 - 11:08AM

    Hiding state failure by blaming the non existent foreign hand.No proof only allegationsRecommend

  • Pentagon
    Jun 1, 2015 - 11:30AM

    The US leadership will have trouble containing their laughter.Recommend

  • raw is war
    Jun 1, 2015 - 11:57AM

    you don’t have proof against “Israeeel”?Recommend

  • wb
    Jun 1, 2015 - 11:59AM

    And what evidence are you going to produce? Clips from Bollywood movies, like you show on TV shows as policy?

    A human cannot get stupider than a Pakistani.Recommend

  • James
    Jun 1, 2015 - 12:14PM

    Time for some shopping in US on the pretext of “naming and shaming” New Delhi……Recommend

  • Ahmed Khan
    Jun 1, 2015 - 12:27PM

    Indians you were asking for evidence so here it is they are going to share it…You should please feel a bit ashamed that you guys are in a mode of denial that you people are obsessed from pakistan since 1947 so be it and only the time will tell who is who and what is what…Recommend

  • Shiddat Pasand
    Jun 1, 2015 - 12:29PM

    Time to teach lesson to India in their own language. Recommend

  • Vectra
    Jun 1, 2015 - 12:56PM

    Also share what was US response to pakistan complain,ok…Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Jun 1, 2015 - 1:29PM

    Getting too hot in Pakistan (Literally). A trip to Washington is in order for Pakistani elite. Who is next after Choudhary?Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Jun 1, 2015 - 2:02PM

    @Ahmed Khan:
    Okay what is it they are going to share? That Indians are obsessed with Pakistan since 1947? Is Pakistan also going to share how it sent its “elite” unit to Kashmir in 1965 to engineering an uprising there? Is it also going there to share debacle of 1971, the cowardly behaviour shown in Kargil or how it kept OBL as a state guest while negotiating the best price for his hand over? Or is it ISI hand in Mumbai terror attacks.
    Look at your own acts of omission and commision.Recommend

  • citizen26
    Jun 1, 2015 - 2:09PM

    So Washignton would listen and say yes we feel bad for you guys and thats all. Are these diplomats going to get sympathies for themselves or going to take some initiative to put a stop to Indian aggression?Recommend

  • smash
    Jun 1, 2015 - 2:21PM

    Hahahahaha…. This article is so funny that i couldnt stop laughing. By the way are these proofs manufactured in china ? Coz all the cheap and low quality things are made there only and ofcourse pakistan is full of them. Recommend

  • Kushal
    Jun 1, 2015 - 2:46PM

    Where is the world’s number one elite commando force and the world’s number one spy agency now? Oh I forgot, they are busy directing the elected govt on the India and Afghan policy.Recommend

  • Mohammad
    Jun 1, 2015 - 3:35PM

    So most approved comments by moderator are those by Indians!

    wonder why our comments are not published… is it Indian News PaperRecommend

  • Menon
    Jun 1, 2015 - 3:43PM

    USA is going to slap against India as soon as the Pakistani delegation arrives in DC.

    No one in this world is going to believe Pakistan. Pak has zero credibility.

    Instead, they may ask India to get involved and put the mystery known as Pakistan to rest on and for all.Recommend

  • a+writer
    Jun 1, 2015 - 3:47PM

    Pakistan’s complaining and internationalizing of terrorism by ‘neighboring country’ makes about as much sense as ISIS going to UN to lament about human rights violations in the world.Recommend

  • Raghavan
    Jun 1, 2015 - 4:56PM

    Nawaz sharif also went with same motive in 1999, we all know what happened after that lol. Musharraf is whining now!!Recommend

  • pathetic
    Jun 1, 2015 - 5:25PM

    the amount of hatred shown by indians on our newspaper on an hourly basis is enough evidence that Indians will do anything to damage Pakistan. they still cannot accept the fact that they are the biggest losers who lost more than half of their country in 1947 and 1948.

    @wb: “stupider than Pakistanis”. how do you rate your loser forefathers who could not stop separation of Bharat and lost to the “stupidest: people on earth ? Recommend

  • Kushal
    Jun 1, 2015 - 6:21PM

    @pathetic: Our forefather’s didn’t lose to you. They simply outsmarted you, by cutting out the cancerous region from the rest of the country. Recommend

  • BOL
    Jun 1, 2015 - 6:24PM

    To All My trolls….

    Wow,Wow,Wow!!! So you all trolls have the cheeks to open your mouth again despite not having clean drinking water and sanitation and housing the world largest hungry people on earth! Plz don’t forget that your soldiers are made to be heavily drunk before any operation against Pakistan as they do not have the courage to fight in normal circumstances (Just ask any of your troops) Mind you, it was John kerry who put forward india”s involvement in Pakistan and Mr modi had to cut a sorry figure in his last visit to india. You think you all are angels??? Indians are best at one thing and that is “fighting proxy wars” against Pakistan in particular and rest of neighbors in general. Nothing can be worst to mankind then Indians. I still wonder why so much hate against us if you don’t care about us. And your pain in not even been mentioned let alone been ranked in the list of “best elite force of the world” only gives us great comfort!! Plz make an effort and come out of the propaganda of your govt and your media…Trust the world, as only you see one side of the picture.Recommend

  • Sad but true
    Jun 1, 2015 - 6:31PM

    One has to understand that this is a Season for Budget. By ranking India and RAW, establishment will get 40% of the budget. No one questions them.Recommend

  • kamalhai
    Jun 1, 2015 - 6:54PM

    US does not guts to point finger at India.Recommend

  • Nargis
    Jun 1, 2015 - 6:58PM

    Indians are a bit too obsessed with Pakistan. I wonder why…Recommend

  • Assad
    Jun 1, 2015 - 7:29PM

    @SEAsian:
    Don’t talk too much. The same intelligence agency will have you guys doing regular yatra of Washington DC to put pressure on Pakistan. Our visit is a warning to the Americans of the games to begin. You guys have started this and we will gladly play this game to your detriment and cost.

    When the Chinese workers start coming over and if these attacks in Balochistan persist, you will see a very proactive and two pronged approach from both Pakistan and China to take care of business.Recommend

  • Brar
    Jun 1, 2015 - 7:55PM

    @BOL : You are telling lies like Soab Ahammad Saikh CEO Axact, oh I forget he is also the the CEO of BOL.Recommend

  • Free Our Pigeon
    Jun 1, 2015 - 8:01PM

    Dear Indians, before commenting against Pakistani’s that too on a Pakistani website, give our pigeon back!
    LOL in an era of drones, Indians are the only living creatures who think that pigeons are used for spying! XD
    That cute little pigeon might have come to meet his love. :(

    FreeOurPigeon

    PigeonsVsIndiaRecommend

  • Noman
    Jun 1, 2015 - 8:50PM

    @wb:
    A human can get more stupider than a Pakistani……he is called an INDIANRecommend

  • Khan
    Jun 1, 2015 - 9:12PM

    excellent start. The excercise need to continue……keep up the pressure and all Pakistanis are with you to shame and expose the world biggest terrorist (HINDUSLUM) nation.

    Pakistani civil puppeterians were busy defaming PAKISTAN MILTARY by calling them the reason for all bad relations with HINDUSLUM……that provided opportunity to HINDUSLUM in creating assets in Afghanistan/ Pakistan which now Pakistan military is fighting and the pupperterians are seeking Military help….

    The reality is that HINDUSLUM Dwellers are the most deceitful nation and always strikes when they see opportunity whether be the friendly/honest/peaceful gesture of Pakistan…… Pakistan has been stung by this nasty nation multiple times and it’s enough to stop trusting them rather Pakistan need to run a full scale campaign against HINDUSLUM not only diplomatic but also proxy…..The war has begun, only PAKISTAN shall end it by helping rightful seperatist of HINDUSLUM get their share…….Pakistanis need to get into this game otherwise HINDUSLUM is doing so since 1947.Recommend

  • salman
    Jun 1, 2015 - 9:29PM

    Should had done long before anyways better than late. There is no doubt Indians are also behind the terror activities in Pakistan. Their top defense official has recently already suggested the same. Pakistan Govt should raise the issue at UN level as well.Recommend

  • Raz
    Jun 1, 2015 - 10:54PM

    1) As I always says, Indians are living in their own bubble. Look at them and their country´s condition. Don´t get angry at them, but feel sorry for them instead

    2) I agree with the statements that this is season of budgets, this should be kept in mind

    2) Why should US/UN bother about that issue? You think that they are happy with the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor? No ! And don´t you think US already know that India is supporting the terrorists in PK? Definitely they do.

    3) If PK´s strategi is, first to provide proof etc. on international level and then wait and see. And If this continues from India´s agency, PK will contact US and tell them that sorry we have to take the matter in our hand now and then ISI will teach a lesson to India hence pay back in their own coin. And remember ISI is masters of the masters of that -so not forget that ! So do not provoke PK.

    Live and let live.Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Jun 1, 2015 - 11:15PM

    @Prakash:

    and pakistan will say, great thank you where is the proof? if the US had a shred of evidence that pakistan was hiding OBL, pakistan would have faced stiff sanctions 3 years ago. yet, not a peep. thats called diplomatic lobbying and power. india is about to get a wake up call. Recommend

  • Sandip
    Jun 1, 2015 - 11:17PM

    @pathetic: We simply allowed the pied piper to carry away the muck with him. Do you call that a loss?Recommend

  • fawad
    Jun 2, 2015 - 12:02AM

    @Noman:
    At least you confessed about yourself. It is similar to confession by Musharraf which was smartly replied by Mr Owaisi.Recommend

  • vasan
    Jun 2, 2015 - 12:53AM

    I suggest the pakistani trolls to wait instead of puking their hatred. After all pakis dont know how to close a court case against terrorists when they have all the evidences available, What can they do when the case is imaginary, accusations are the effects of hallucinating, the charge sheets are full of lies and deceit. The pakis dont even know that their army and govt are putting a blanket called RAW to blind them and make them dumb.,Recommend

  • Rex Major
    Jun 2, 2015 - 12:57AM

    @Shiddat Pasand:
    “Time to teach lesson to India in their own language.”

    You planning to learn Hindi?Recommend

  • Rex Major
    Jun 2, 2015 - 12:59AM

    @salman: “There is no doubt Indians are also behind the terror activities in Pakistan.”

    But, there isn’t any proof either!
    The problem is not the lack of doubt. It’s the lack of proof!Recommend

  • Rex Major
    Jun 2, 2015 - 1:07AM

    He also insisted that the Indian ambition for hegemony in the region would not be allowed to succeed.

    Azis is 80+ years old.
    For 70+ years Pakistan has been doing nothing else than what Aziz is now proclaiming.
    Don’t some people ever learn?
    No wonder he is the NSA of Pakistan – it explains everything:Recommend

  • someone
    Jun 2, 2015 - 2:17AM

    @Free Our Pigeon:
    See we know its pigeon because Pakistanis can’t afford a drone. We know your standard buddy. Recommend

  • Azi
    Jun 2, 2015 - 3:22AM

    @Sumit:

    Now that Indian govt is nearing decision to take Pakistan to icj on kalia case, I wonder if it has anything more than word of mouth because those won’t be enough to prove anything.

    Now a question to you, I always wanted to ask this of Indians, if you say whole Kashmir is yours…i don’t see Azad Kashmir being controlled by you..if it is yours, why don’t you come in? And bring a body bah along.

    P.s. Pointless news, ISI should take action necessary and not even discuss it with anyone.Recommend

  • Beck
    Jun 2, 2015 - 3:47AM

    @LandofOsama:
    did he tell you this personally? We didn’t hear the denial rather they have been insisting that the two nations should sit down and talk, which India does and then back tracks. Stop beating hollow drums.Recommend

  • Bibi
    Jun 2, 2015 - 3:49AM

    @raw is war:
    Is israeeeel involved in the region? Come on tell us? you seem to be privy to it.Recommend

  • FF
    Jun 2, 2015 - 3:54AM

    @AAshraf:
    Negative propaganda is always sensational, drowning the truth. And India is past master of propaganda.Recommend

  • FF
    Jun 2, 2015 - 3:56AM

    @wb:
    a human cannot get to such a low level as you.Recommend

  • FiFa
    Jun 2, 2015 - 3:59AM

    @Vectra:
    No one share state secrets. You don’t even know that.Recommend

  • F
    Jun 2, 2015 - 4:06AM

    @Kushal:
    Ah! so you are saying that the Indians don’t dream of Akhand Bharat. Good. BTW, if you are saying cancerous region which means the region wasn’t dealt with fair before partition. Tsk,Tsk. Recommend

  • Mahesh
    Jun 2, 2015 - 5:09AM

    If they had evidence why not hand it over to the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad? On-going Strategic dialogue??? Looks like an euphemism for shopping trip for officials. What is the outcome of previous dialogues?Recommend

  • IndianDude
    Jun 2, 2015 - 7:06AM

    Why go to the most hated satan USA when you have worlds top super power all weather, stronger than steel iron brother china. Why dont you go to beijing and complain instead of the satan USA?
    In any case, at least the US officials will have a laugh when sartaj aziz presents his ‘proof’Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jun 2, 2015 - 8:22AM

    Share the information……..but don’t expect anything in return.Recommend

  • Tryit
    Jun 2, 2015 - 8:27AM

    @kushal
    And you are so very much Carving to lick that cancer again and again and again…..Recommend

  • Saif
    Jun 2, 2015 - 1:33PM

    @smash:
    no these proofs will be produced and provided by AXACT company(so called biggest IT company of Pakistan.- incidentally which was found to be biggest circulators of fake degrees al around the world!Recommend

  • Saif
    Jun 2, 2015 - 1:34PM

    these proofs will be produced and provided by AXACT company(so called biggest IT company of Pakistan.- incidentally which was found to be biggest circulators of fake degrees around the world!Recommend

  • Gurion
    Jun 2, 2015 - 1:51PM

    Should be the greatest comedy movie script ever written!Recommend

  • Gurion
    Jun 2, 2015 - 1:59PM

    @Shiddat Pasand:

    Time to teach lesson to India in their
    own language.

    India has a few hundred languages and thousands of dialects. We are ready when you are.Recommend

  • Whatagovt
    Jun 2, 2015 - 2:53PM

    After so many APCs and a hectic stay in this country one needs a bit if vacation and Washington and NY offer best vacation destinations especially when it is on the house.Recommend

  • Rehman
    Jun 2, 2015 - 4:00PM

    Pakistan ZindabadRecommend

  • @sush
    Jun 3, 2015 - 12:54AM

    Its really sad the way people in Pak are playing a blame game when so many precious lives are being lost evry other day in the self inflicted terror in this very region.Very recently there was an attack in your very military school and so many innocent lives were lost. The Taliban claimed responsibility for this. And each and every Indian could feel your sorrow, your pain and anger. India by nature is a peaceful nation and always wanted good relations with the neighbouring countries, but it’s Pak which has always back stabbed right since 1947, 1965, 1999, 2008 and still continues to do so. Its all there before the eyes. Its a great thing to love ur country but don’t be blind to its misdeeds.All these terror wounds that your country has to go through are self inflicted. I love my country India but am aware of its fallings, and its not the one that u pak brothers and sisters are claiming here.Recommend

  • JSM
    Jun 3, 2015 - 8:26AM

    Has the proof been submitted.

    We have not heard of it nor have we been reprimanded by Washington.

    On the other hand, US Secretary of Defense is in India to sign a 10 year Defense Co-operation Agreement.

    ET Request publish it- it is all facts.Recommend

  • SGJ007
    Jun 3, 2015 - 9:17AM

    Dear Pakistani friends please go through this link and ask yourselves why America will listen or act to your allegations.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj4UpDF3floRecommend

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