India helping elements disturbing peace in Balochistan: Asif

Defence minister says nuclear arsenal that Pakistan holds can be utilised for the safety of the country

Web Desk July 07, 2015
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif. PHOTO: REUTERS

Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Tuesday India is helping the elements disturbing peace in Balochistan.

“India's involvement in spreading terrorism in Pakistan will be highlighted at the international fora,” Asif said, according to Radio Pakistan.

The defence minister added, "Our armed forces have full capability to foil nefarious designs of the enemy."

Read: Evidence suggests India sponsoring terror in Pakistan: Defence minister

"For the safety and security of the country, the nuclear arsenal that Pakistan holds can be utilised," he further warned.

This is not the first time Asif has alleged India has been sponsoring terrorism in Balochistan. Last month, the defence minister said evidences about the involvement of India’s spy agency, Research and Analaysis Wing (RAW) in Balochistan suggested that India is sponsoring terrorism. The minister had further asserted that RAW was creating disturbances in various areas of the country since the launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

Read: India disturbing border peace to divert Pakistan’s attention from fight against militants: Asif

The defence minister's statement comes at a time when Pakistan has constantly been saying India has been funding terrorism in the country.

This article originally appeared on Radio Pakistan.


Afghan Maihan | 8 years ago | Reply Drop some nukes, perhaps you will get some respite from the heatwave and more funding from your overlords in KSA and USA for the war on terror. Either way, it is a win win situation. For once fight the external enemy, since you have vanquished the internal enemies and killed enough of your own.
James | 8 years ago | Reply Say something new sir..............
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