No serving officer involved in terror activities in India: Pak Army
India reveals names of Pakistanis allegedly involved in terrorist activities.
Islamabad: The Pakistan Army has vehemently denied that any serving officer, either in the military or the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has been involved in terrorist activities inside India.
The Pakistan Army’s response came after New Delhi made public the names of 50 Pakistanis accused of involvement in terrorist activities in India. Of these 50 names, five are of serving Pakistani Majors.
“There is absolutely no truth in these allegations,” The News quoted Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Athar Abbas, as saying.
“There is no question of any serving officer, either in the military or ISI, being involved in such activities. Our services and intelligence follow the military norms of discipline,” he added.
When an official at the Foreign Office was contacted for a reaction to India’s decision to release the names of 50 people allegedly involved in terrorist activities in India, the official gave an ambiguous answer, saying that the two countries had exchanged some lists in New Delhi.
“Pakistan and India are both confronted with terrorism. We believe all issues dealing with terrorism need to be discussed together,” the official said.
India and Pakistan had exchanged lists of ‘fugitives’ in March, during what was seen as a ‘successful’ meeting between the two Interior Secretaries, GK Pillai and Qamar Zaman Chaudhry.
New Delhi has made the list public at a time when Pakistan is already reeling under pressure both at home and abroad after al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was found and killed in Abbottabad.
The accusations come on the heels of the statements made by the Indian military leadership that New Delhi too, if need be, could carry out a unilateral raid to take out terrorists in Pakistan that posed a threat to India.