Pak claims proof of Indian hand
Pak intelligence has alleged that the Indian consulates were providing financial assistance to Baloch chieftains.Updated: Feb 15, 2006 20:05 IST
Pakistan intelligence sleuths have submitted a report to the federal government containing evidence that Indian consulates in Afghanistan have "a secret hand" in creating troubles in Balochistan and nearby tribal belts in the country.
The intelligence agencies alleged that the Indian consulates were providing financial assistance to Baloch chieftains and also giving funds and weapons to Balochistan Liberation Army and Balochistan Liberation Front.
These consulates have performed an important role in worsening the situation in the province, the Online news agency quoted them as saying.
According to the report, besides their hand in Balochistan crisis, proofs have also been found that these (Indian) consulates were "extending help" to elements who were conducting terrorist acts in other areas along the Pak-Afghan border.
On the basis of the intelligence report, the Pakistan government was investigating the incidents of Hangu, the news agency added.
It quoted some unidentified sources as saying that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf would discuss this matter with the Afghan President Hamid Karzai during the latter's visit to Pakistan on February 15.
If situation would not improve, Pakistan would raise the issue directly with Indian government, said the report.
First Published: Feb 15, 2006 19:41 IST