APS attack terrorists were in contact with RAW in India: Moeed Yusuf
ISLAMABAD: Taking an aggressive approach towards Indian sponsored terrorism in Pakistan, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security Division Dr Moeed Yusuf has revealed new details about millions of dollars in payments made to TTP leadership by RAW officer through Indian Embassy funds.
“Pakistan knows the names and ranks of officers in touch with terror leadership and will soon reveal Indian activities to the world through a detailed dossier based on lengthy investigations. India has financed anti-Pakistan terrorist groups and supported their merger with the TTP earlier this year,” he said in an interview with an Indian journalist.
For the first time, Dr Moeed Yusuf also blamed India for sponsoring the heinous Army Public School Peshawar attack in which over 100 innocent children lost their lives. He said Pakistan had record of eight phone calls made from India to TTP commander before the attack. He added that Indian intelligence handlers based in a neighbouring country had directed attacks on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar and the Pakistan Stock Exchange attack in the last two years. He also revealed how Baloch Liberation Army terrorists were receiving treatment in a hospital in New Delhi.
Responding to Indian allegations about terrorism, Dr Moeed Yusuf said Pakistan had facilitated investigations in all cases pending in courts but India was delaying the investigations by not providing evidence in the case. He said not finding a resolution to terror cases helped India in its false narrative of terrorism.
The SAPM called out India for being unable to bring the perpetrators of the Samjhuta and Babri Masjid cases, Malegaon blast case and others to justice while it accused Pakistan of delays which speaks to double standards.
Outlining pre-conditions necessary for any dialogue with India, Dr Moeed Yusuf said New Delhi must release all political prisoners in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, lift the military siege, reverse the domicile bill and stop all human rights violations against Kashmiris before any dialogue can begin. He reminded Indian audiences that today, even pro-India Kashmiri politicians have publicly admitted that no one in IIOJK is willing to live under Indian occupation anymore.