Wednesday, February 8, 2023

India involved in Johar Town blast, issue will be raised at international level: Rana Sanaullah

India involved in Johar Town blast, issue will be raised at international level: Rana Sanaullah

ISLAMABAD (APP) - Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday said Pakistan had 'irrefutable evidence' of the involvement of Indian agency RAW in the blast at Johar Town, Lahore last year.

He was addressing a press conference with Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Additional Inspector General (IG) Punjab Imran Mehmud on Tuesday. “India was not only behind the Johar Town blast, but also found involved in fanning terrorism in Pakistan,” he added.

The minister said that it is a matter of internal security. "We are initiating the process to take it up at the international level. The Foreign Affairs secretary will highlight the issue at different world forums while Minister for Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will raise the matter of Indian involvement in terror financing and subversive activities in Pakistan at the United Nations,” he maintained.

Rana Sanaullah said that Pakistanis had given innumerable sacrifices in wiping out terrorism from the country. “Pakistan has been facing terrorism for several decades, and Pakistanis including citizens, personnel of armed forces, police, Rangers and agencies, journalists, and politicians have either lost their lives in this war or became its victims.”

He said that gatherings at mosques, Imambargahs, important buildings and elsewhere were targeted. "India had remained involved in every form of terrorism in Pakistan. India was acting just like an enemy and at the same time trying to conceal its brutalities in the Occupied Kashmir, he added.

The minister said the arrest of spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and his statement was sufficient to prove that India was involved in every act of terrorism in Pakistan and was adopting different ways for the purpose.

He said India had transferred more than US$0.8 million to terrorists to carry out the task.