Quetta carnage: ‘India has mounted an unconventional war’


Commander Southern Command Lt-Gen Aamer Riaz. PHOTO: FILE

Commander Southern Command Lt-Gen Aamer Riaz. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: Head of Southern Command Lt. Gen Aamer Riaz on Friday claimed that the neighbouring country has launched an unconventional war on Pakistan.

“The arrest of Kulbhushan Yadav, a RAW agent, from Balochistan is an indication that India has mounted an unconventional war on us,” he stated while talking to the media at Quetta Press Club.

In March 2016, the Balochistan government had disclosed the arrest of Yadav, an Indian navy officer who confessed to working for India’s premier intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing, to carry out subversive activities in Balochistan and Karachi.

“India wants to spread chaos and anarchy in Pakistan,” he claimed.

Lt-Gen Riaz said that some elements did not want Balochistan to progress. “Conspiracies are being hatched against Pakistan and foreign elements are aiding local militants to fuel unrest in the country,” he added.

He assured that the army will make all-out efforts to assist the families of those who lost their lives in the Quetta carnage.

“No relaxation will be given to enemies working against the state whether inside or outside the country,” he added.

He stated that the attack on lawyers and journalists at the Civil hospital in Quetta has harmed Pakistan the most.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, on a similar note, said that with the civil-military leadership on the same page malicious plans of the enemy will be thwarted.

Expressing his views while addressing a match of Jinnah Shooting Competition, Zehri said that both internal and external attempts at interference will be foiled with the military and civil leadership unity.


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