Afghan, Indian spy agencies fueling terrorism in Balochistan: IG FC

Published: August 11, 2015
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The Inspector General Frontier Corps Balochistan Major General Sher Afgun. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

The Inspector General Frontier Corps Balochistan Major General Sher Afgun. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

QUETTA: Inspector General of Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan Major General Sher Afgan said on Monday that spy agencies including India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) were fueling terrorism in Balochistan to destabilise Pakistan.

Addressing the journalists at FC Headquarters on Monday, IG FC Balochistan said there had been a sharp decline in incidents of terrorism in Balochistan following the targeted operation of security forces against terrorists. He added that the operation would continue till terrorism is eliminated.

“The incidents are comparatively less than last year,” he said. “Besides the Kalat and Turbat incidents, there were no major incidents of terrorism that took place, neither any railway track or train was attacked,” he argued.

He, however, acknowledged that they had faced problems in Turbat, Gwadar, Dera Bugti and Panjgur. But insisted that there was complete peace most parts of the province.

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Maj-Gen Afgan added that a number of terrorists had either been killed or had been arrested in recent months and vowed that the operation would continue against the militants who do not surrender.

He added that that the people of Balochistan had rejected those who were fueling terrorism in the province.

Replying to the question about foreign involvement in the region IG FC said Indian Intelligence Agency RAW and Afghan secret services NDS are backing terrorists in Balochistan. “We have achieved major targets in preventing foreign influence,” he claimed.

“Unfortunately enemies of Pakistan had been using our people against our state but we have been fighting against RAW and NDS because now people are standing with their forces,” he added.

Talking about FC’s efforts in Balochistan, he said that 50,000 troops in as many as 58 wings had been working in the province. In addition to providing security, the force had been operating 36 schools in the province.

“We are working to enhance our educational program in remote parts of the province that would be helpful to educate children,” he said.

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Talking about the recent visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf to Balochistan, Maj-Gen Afgan said the premier had approved an amnesty package for Balochistan.

“Around Rs1.5 million would be given to the rebels who lay down their arms,” he added.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Your wish
    Aug 11, 2015 - 1:11AM

    If that’s what you want. You keep asking for it. We won’t bother with Baluchistan though. Recommend

  • Shah of Sindh
    Aug 11, 2015 - 1:24AM

    Afghanistan is a cunning enemy, they hate us more than India.

    I rate Afghanistan as our #1 Geopolitical foe after India, all they know is fighting and civil warRecommend

  • Aug 11, 2015 - 5:27AM

    Pathologically Liar Military.Recommend

  • vasan
    Aug 11, 2015 - 6:00AM

    Let us look at all the allegations of terrorism against all countries here
    1. Afganistan accuses Pakistan
    2. Pakistan accuses Afganistan
    3. India accuses pakistan
    4. pakistan accuses India
    5. Iran accuses Pakistan
    6. Pakistan accuses Iran
    7. China accuses Pakistan

    Pakistan is surrounded by India, Afganistan and Iran
    Afganistan is surrounded by Pakistan and a host of other countries
    India is surrounded by Pakistan, Banglades, China, Myanmar etc

    One can draw ones own conclusions Recommend

  • Aug 11, 2015 - 8:00AM

    Dipak@Shah of Sindh: you are not Shah of Sindh. Afghanistan is a good country but for more than 30 years Pakistani Terrorism has caused too much trouble to the country which has billions of dollars worth minerals.Recommend

  • Aug 11, 2015 - 8:04AM

    Pakistan has problems with India
    Pakistan has problems with Afghanistan
    Pakistan has problems with China over Chinese Muslims
    Pakistan has problems with Iran
    Pakistan has problems with the world
    Pakistan is doomedRecommend

  • salman
    Aug 11, 2015 - 8:44AM

    @Dipak, Exactly on LOC people are committing suicides and its has nothing to do with Indian army shelling . Indian Army is most truthful and naive Tch tch tch. Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Aug 11, 2015 - 9:04AM

    @vasan:
    So as per your listing of allegation by India against Pakistan…you mean to say that India’s troublesome in north-east (Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam etc) are also because of Pakistan? :-)

    (note: Pakistan does not accuse Iran of anything nor does Iran accuse Pakistan of anything – Iran however has only raised their concerns with Pakistan about border-activities so don’t spread lies)Recommend

  • rajesh
    Aug 11, 2015 - 9:17AM

    Pakistan is the most peaceful and pure country in the world. I wonder why all of Pakistan’s neighbors are sending terrorists into Pakistan and always creating trouble. India, Afghanistan and Iran don’t send terrorist to each other but only to Pakistan. Why this injustice? Why is the entire world conspiring to destroy this peaceful and talented nation full of beautiful and world’s sexiest men? Why is USA sending drones only to Pakistan and not to India? Why is USA lying that Osama was found in Pakistan and not Iran? Please stop this conspiracy……Recommend

  • Sarfaraz Abbasi
    Aug 11, 2015 - 9:27AM

    @Dipak:
    You have no credibility to talk about Afghanistan… India supported Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan for full decade since 1979 to 1988. Well… in that case India is much worse… as they have been stealing billions of worth of natural minerals from Assam, Arunchal Pradesh and Nagaland. Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Aug 11, 2015 - 9:31AM

    @Dipak:
    Is that the level of your engaging in an argument… using child like game… then let’s play it here

    India has problem with Pakistan
    India has problem with China
    India has problem with Pakistan because of Afghanistan
    India has problem with Bangladesh
    India has problem with Nagaland
    India has problem with Kashmir
    India has problem with Assam
    India has problem with Arunchal Pradesh
    India has problem with Tamil Nadu

    (by the way you blew it all the way to China.. Iran.. the world and doomed) Recommend

  • Tanveer
    Aug 11, 2015 - 7:33PM

    India using Afghanistan to hurt Pakistan and we are aware of this.Recommend

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