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Pak Army Chief alleges RAW’s presence in Balochistan to Iranian Prez


Islamabad : Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, has raised the issue of alleged Research and Analysis Wing’s (RAW) involvement in Pakistan’s internal affairs with visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The Army Chief called on Rouhani to discuss matters relating to regional security and Pakistan-Iran relations, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Highlighting the challenges being faced by Pakistan, General Sharif discussed the alleged involvement of RAW in Pakistani affairs, especially in Balochistan, reports Dawn.

The man, who has been accused of being involved in subversive and terror related activities in Balochistan and Karachi, has been identified as Kulbhushan Yadav.

Yadav is said to be originally from the Indian Navy where he served as a commissioned officer.

In Pakistan, he operated under fake identities and was alleged to have been working with the separatists and sectarian organisations.

Matters relating to border security and regional connectivity also came up for discussion during the meeting.

Earlier, Rouhani paid rich tributes to the professionalism of the Pakistan Army and its phenomenal achievements in operation ‘Zarb-i-Azb’, which entered its final phase last month in Shawal valley of North Waziristan.

The Army Chief raised the issue of RAW’s alleged involvement in Pakistan with President Rouhani two days after the security forces announced the arrest of a suspected agent in Balochistan’s Chaman area.

For a long time, the Pakistan Government has been accusing the Indian intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of sponsoring terrorism in Karachi, Fata and Balochistan. (ANI)

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