‘Sharif working on strategy to raise issue of R&AW involvement in Pak’

  • ANI, Lahore
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2016 14:52 IST

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his PML-N government are working on a deliberate strategy to raise the issue of the involvement of India’s external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) in Pakistan, the law minister of the country’s Punjab province, Rana Sanaullah Khan, has claimed.

Responding to a question from a media person on why Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has refused to comment on the recent arrest of a former Indian Navy officer Kulbushan Yadav for allegedly acting as an agent of the R&AW in Balochistan, Rana Sanaullah Khan was quoted by the Dawn, as saying, “the government is working on a strategy to raise the issue of involvement of RAW in Pakistan”.

Rana Sanaullah Khan also declined to confirm arrest of two Indian engineers from the Ramzan Sugar Mills which is owned by the Sharifs in a Punjab town on charges of sabotage.

He was speaking to reporters outside the Punjab Assembly building in Lahore on Wednesday.

The Punjab provincial minister described this report as absurd and wrong.

When he was asked to either confirm or deny the report, Khan said no agency had so far given any report on the matter.

Asked if Jaish-i-Muhammad and Jamaat-ud-Dawa would be allowed to operate in the province under the notion of good and bad Taliban, Khan said this notion had died after the launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, and added that no one “will be allowed to use our soil for any kind of terrorism.”

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