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India likely behind attack on Amir Tamba : Suspects Mohsin Naqvi

Naqvi noted that India has been implicated in four previous killings as well, although he cautioned against drawing definitive conclusions until the investigation is completed.

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi stated on Monday that the initial investigation into the attack on Amir Sarfraz Tamba, the individual accused of killing Indian terrorist Sarabjit Singh in 2013, has pointed towards India’s involvement. Speaking to reporters at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) office in Lahore, Naqvi mentioned that the police are currently examining the incident where Tamba was attacked, and there are suspicions of India’s complicity.

Naqvi noted that India has been implicated in four previous killings as well, although he cautioned against drawing definitive conclusions until the investigation is completed. He remarked that the attack follows a similar pattern to previous incidents allegedly involving India.

In April 2013, Tamba and Mudasir Munir reportedly assaulted Sarabjit Singh with bricks and iron rods in Kot Lakhpat jail. Singh had been sentenced to death for a series of bombings in Lahore and Faisalabad in 1990 that resulted in 14 fatalities.

Series of such incidents 

On December 14, 2018, a Lahore sessions court acquitted Tamba and Munir of Singh’s murder due to witnesses retracting their statements, leading to their release. Tamba, aged 45 and unmarried, resided with his brothers in Islampura and worked as a spice dealer.

In another incident last October, unidentified assailants fatally shot Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leader Shahid Latif and his security guards in a Daska mosque. Latif was accused of orchestrating the 2016 Pathankot airbase attack. Additionally, a car bombing outside Hafiz Saeed’s residence in June 2021 resulted in numerous casualties, with Pakistan accusing India’s RAW of involvement in these attacks.

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On January 25, Pakistan provided compelling evidence exposing India’s campaign of extrajudicial and cross-border assassinations on Pakistani soil. The Foreign Office stressed the international community’s responsibility to hold India accountable for these actions and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to defending its sovereignty against aggression, exemplified by its response to India’s 2019 incursion.