Govt considering to raise issue of RAW's involvement in Pakistan with UN, Aziz tells NA

PM's senior aide rejects India's allegations of Pakistan's involvement in Gurdaspur attack


Web Desk July 31, 2015
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s senior aide Sartaj Aziz told the National Assembly on Friday that the government is considering to raise the issue of India’s premier spy agency, RAW's involvement in Pakistan with the United Nations and other international forums.

“Pakistan has taken up the issue of RAW's activities in Pakistan with various foreign leaders,” Aziz said.

“During foreign secretary level talks held in March this year, the foreign secretary had raised the issue with his Indian counterpart and the premier will also raise this issue at the General Assembly,” he added.

Responding to a question, the premier’s senior aide said, “The government has already condemned the Gurdaspur attack and rejected India’s allegations of Pakistan's involvement in it.”

“It has also been made clear that Pakistan has the capability to give befitting reply in case of any threat from Indian side.”

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Earlier on Thursday, India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh had told parliament that the gunmen who stormed a police station and killed seven people in India’s Punjab came from Pakistan.

Gunmen dressed in military fatigues had killed at least 10 people, including three civilians, in India’s Punjab state on Monday before being shot dead in a 12-hour-long gunfight with security forces in a small-town police station near the border with Pakistan.

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Pakistan had earlier issued a statement strongly condemning the assault and extending condolences to the government and people of India, pushing back against insinuations that the assailants had crossed from Pakistani territory.

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