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Former Indian army officer Gaurav Arya comes to Nawaz Sharif’s aid in treason saga

Arya's statement came in response to an article published by Global Village Space earlier this month covering his remarks about Pakistan in which he said ‘Pakistanis can deceive their fathers for money’.

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Retired Indian army officer Gaurav Arya on Tuesday denied having any links with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif following the treason charges level upon Nawaz earlier this week.

Arya’s statement came in response to an article published by Global Village Space earlier this month covering his remarks about Pakistan in which he said ‘Pakistanis can deceive their fathers for money’.

“Delusional Pakistanis have always held me responsible for every misfortune they suffer. I supposedly have agents running amok in their country, eager to do my bidding. But to say that Nawaz Sharif is speaking my language is funny even by Pak standards,” said Arya in his Twitter statement.

Last month, a video of Arya went viral on social media in which he was heard passing scathing remarks on Pakistanis while talking about the alleged business dealings of Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa.

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“We give money to Pakistanis and they give us information. You give 30 to 50 thousand to Pakistanis and see what happens. They can deceive their fathers,” he claimed, adding that Indians had exacted information about Asim Saleem Bajwa from Pakistani sources.

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In this regard, several political commentators had linked former PM Sharif’s recent vitriol against armed forces of Pakistan to his connections with Indian agencies. The latest statement of Arya comes as the former premier is booked on treason charges.

His comments purportedly give the impression that Nawaz is not in link with the Indian agencies, trying to save him from the backlash at home for allegedly leaking state secrets and meeting with enemies.