Nawaz Sharif, govt. working on strategy to raise issue of involvement of RAW in Pakistan

, 12:00 PM IST

Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his PML-N government are working on a deliberate strategy to raise the issue of the involvement of India’s external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Pakistan, the Law Minister of the country’s Punjab province, Rana Sanaullah Khan, has claimed.

Responding to a question from a media person on why Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has refused to comment on the recent arrest of a former Indian Navy officer Kulbushan Yadav for allegedly acting as an agent of the RAW in Balochistan, Rana Sanaullah Khan was quoted by the Dawn, as saying, “The government is working on a strategy to raise the issue of involvement of RAW in Pakistan.”

Rana Sanaullah Khan also declined to confirm arrest of two Indian engineers from the Ramzan Sugar Mills which is owned by the Sharifs in a Punjab town on charges of sabotage.

He was speaking to reporters outside the Punjab Assembly building here yesterday.

The Punjab provincial minister described this report as absurd and wrong.

When it was insisted that he confirm or deny the report, Khan said no agency had so far given any report on the matter.

Asked if Jaish-i-Muhammad and Jamaatud Dawa would be allowed to operate in the province under the notion of good and bad Taliban, Khan said this notion had died after the launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, and added that no one “will be allowed to use our soil for any kind of terrorism.”