Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Division and Strategic Policy, Moeed Yusuf said that the International community must call out and condemn countries aiding and abetting terrorist activities in Pakistan. Dr. Yusuf has said that Pakistan’s enemy is naked in its aggression and the international community must take notice of it.
Pakistan’s enemy is naked in its aggression. Make no mistake, today’s attack in Karachi is state-sponsored terrorism against Pakistan. Our valiant countrymen and women have fought against this menace before and our resolve remains resolute.
— Moeed W. Yusuf (@YusufMoeed) June 29, 2020
Taking to the micro-blogging website Twitter, Moeed Yusuf said that the link between India and Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) has long been established and the global community must name and shame India for supporting attempts to destabilizing peace in Pakistan and trying to kill innocent civilians.
The int’l community must publicly call out & condemn countries that perpetrate terrorism against Pakistan. There is an established link b/w BLA, an int’l listed terror org, and India, a state led by fascist govt that has again perpetrated terrorism in Pakistan through its proxies
— Moeed W. Yusuf (@YusufMoeed) June 29, 2020
Moeed Yusuf also highlighted that the BLA is an internationally known and listed terror outfit and was listed as such by the US state department in the past.
The tweet read: “The int’l community must publicly call out & condemn countries that perpetrate terrorism against Pakistan. There is an established link b/w BLA, an int’l listed terror org, and India, a state led by fascist govt that has again perpetrated terrorism in Pakistan through its proxies.”
At least 11 people were killed and several others injured after four suspected terrorists stormed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) earlier in the day.
According to police, those killed included the four attackers. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed responsibility of the attack.
Six security officials and one citizen were martyred and four attackers killled when the terrorists opened fire and tossed a grenade at the entrance to the PSX building, said Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon.
Notably, a few days ago, a clip from an Indian talk show has gone viral following the incident. During the talk show, a retired major of the Indian Army Gaurav Arya openly hurled threats at Pakistan and predicted a terror incident in Balochistan ‘in 10-15 days’.
It was an open threat made by Major Rtd Gaurav Arya on Indian channel Republic TV two days ago he predicted an attack on Pakistani forces in Baluchistan in 10-15 days and today there was an attack on Pakistani forces near Iranian border Pakistan must take up the issue with @UN pic.twitter.com/IgYWcXw1ry
— Hamid Mir حامد میر (@HamidMirPAK) May 8, 2020
“I am in touch with Baloch freedom fighters. The Punjabi Pakistani Army, we will give them such a bloody nose that these people will remember for ten generations”, he had said. He went on to say that he has their [Baloch freedom fighter]’s contact numbers in his mobile phone and he is in touch with them ‘almost every day’. He added that he told them about the entire Indian population stands with the ‘Baloch struggle’.
Pakistan’s enemy is naked:
In 2019, the security forces successfully foiled attempts to spread terrorism and violence in Gilgit, Baltistan, and busted another network of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) involved in carrying out terrorist and extremist activities in Pakistan. But the RAW supports Baloch insurgents has already been in the news.
According to details, the intelligence agencies have arrested at least 14 members of the nationalist organization, Balawaristan National Front (Hameed Group), and seized weapons and explosive materials from their possession. It is also reported that the leaders of the anti-Pakistan group have also surrendered, who were given the task to sabotage the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Media reports suggest that the RAW took BNF chairman, Abdul Hameed Khan, to India in 1999 and was given a three-star apartment in Dehli, where his family and three sons were shifted. RAW also provided identification proofs and facilities to Khan for starting a business in India, while his sons had been given expensive education in different schools and colleges in India and Europe.
Similarly, four years ago, Pakistan arrested Kulbhushan Yadav, who is a serving naval office of India, for destabilizing Pakistan through sponsoring Baloch insurgents. In a video, Commander Kulbhushan Yadav, while admitting his role in terror-related activities in Pakistan has said; “My purpose was to hold meetings with the Baloch insurgents and carry out activities with their collaboration. These activities have been of criminal nature, leading to the killing of or maiming of Pakistani citizens.”
He explicitly narrated that Indian intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), is involved in a separatist movement in Pakistan. “I realise during this process that RAW is involved in some activities related to the Baloch liberation movement within Pakistan and the region around it”, he clarified.
Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal, Associate Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, opines that “The RAW and its allies sponsored terrorist strikes in Balochistan. They carefully crafted to ignite the sectarian divide in Quetta to spoil the societal and religious harmony among the people of the area and also terrorize the investors, who have been contemplating investing in Balochistan due to the development of Gwadar city’s port and the inauguration of an international airport. To terrorize the government employs commuting on the Makran Coastal Highway; the terrorist offloaded 14 employees of Pakistan Navy and Coast Guards and shot them cold-bloodedly.”
Mr Jaspal also noted that “Nonetheless, it is an open secret that Indian intelligence agency, RAW has been sponsoring and conducting terrorist activities in Pakistan particularly at the sites of CPEC to impede the developmental work and frustrate the investors. It had crafted a terrorist network in Balochistan to obstruct the construction of CPEC infrastructure. On 03 March 2016, during a counter-intelligence operation, the Pakistani law enforcement agencies arrested RAW’s chief operator, a serving commander in the Indian Navy Kulbhushan Yadav, managing terrorist activities in Balochistan.”
Some analysts slam Pakistan’s political elite for their lack of will and understanding of international politics to develop a narrative on the basis of hard facts in the form of Commando Kulbhushan to prove India-sponsored terrorism in the country. More than 8o thousand people have been killed in terrorist attacks in Pakistan and there has been direct or indirect involvement of India in all these.
Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is often criticized for not even being able to name Kulbhushan at international forums. Dr Moeed Pirzada, of 92 News, three years ago, kept on asking to formally plead the case of Pakistan before the international community where Indian intellectuals and scholars, along with Indian media, have established a link between terror and Pakistan.
The incumbent government has now a special focus on such cases and Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, also addressed the United Nations General Assembly and mentioned the case of Kulbhushan. The government intends to let the know world that Pakistan’s enemy is naked. Experts maintain that Pakistan needs to develop a discourse on an international stage while basing its arguments on these hard facts to expose the role of India in the destabilization of Pakistan.