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India playing with fire by funding Taliban, says Pak Army

  • Military chief spokesman says ceasefire violations on LoC an attempt to distract Pakistan’s focus on anti-terror efforts
  • Says operations Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber-1 progressing, most of NWA cleared of terrorists
  • Says efforts being made to nab Mullah Fazlullah, other APS attack perpetrators in coordination with Afghan govt

The chief military spokesman on Thursday claimed that that India is funding the banned terrorist organisation, Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan, saying that that a banned outfit cannot function on such a big scale unless foreign powers are funding it.

Addressing a press conference, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Asim Bajwa said Indian violations of ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) are a ruse to keep the Pakistan Army engaged on the western borders so that it could not focus on the anti-terror fight.

“Protests have been lodged at the foreign office and military level and we hope that the Indian government will understand that they are playing a dangerous game,” he said, adding that India labels Pakistan with extremism but in fact there is more extremism in India than Pakistan. He urged the world community to extend wholehearted support to Pakistan for eliminating terrorists.

Briefing journalists on the progress in Operations Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber-1 and the investigations into the Taliban massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar in December last year, Bajwa said that a large portion of North Waziristan had been cleared in Operation Zarb-e-Azb while Operation Khyber-1 is also underway with full force.

He said that over 2,000 terrorists have so far been killed in the two operations while 226 army personnel had been martyred and 823 injured in clashes. He said most parts of North Waziristan up to Datta Khel and Khyber agencies have been cleared except a couple of small pockets along Afghanistan borders.

Talking about the Peshawar school carnage, he said the attack was ordered by Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah who divided his force into two groups. Omar Ameer took responsibility for the operation while Haji Kamran was made the head of the operation.

Giving a breakdown, Bajwa said there were 27 terrorists in total out of which 12 had been arrested, nine were killed whereas six were still being hunted down. He also said most of the terrorists were Pakistani nationals. He said one of the terrorists Taj alias Rizwan had six men under him — three of whom were killed by security forces during the siege at the army-run school, while the others were killed during military action in North Waziristan.

The DG further said six of the 12 arrests were made from Afghanistan and expressed his gratitude to the Afghan government for their assistance in improving border coordination.

Bajwa said they were confident that all the remaining terrorists would be arrested at the earliest. “Mullah Fazlullah and Aurangzeb alias Omar Ameer are currently in Afghanistan and they will be captured soon. Intelligence agencies are working on this in a very focused manner.”

In response to a question, Bajwa said Fazlullah’s arrest was being discussed fervently. “He is a known terrorist, his capture and handover to Pakistan are being discussed with the Afghan leadership and we are hopeful that we will hear a quick response from them in this regard.”

The ISPR spokesman revealed that a militant commander named Hazrat Ali collected funds to carry out the APS attack. “Terrorists formed a base in the house of a local mosque cleric near the school,” he said.

He also claimed that running a large organisation like the TTP and having sufficient funds for its sustenance was not possible without international funding.

MILITARY COURTS:

The ISPR spokesperson said the legal process for trying terrorists in military courts has begun. He said 12 cases had been received for trial by military courts, adding that they were all of hardened terrorists. He added that the procedure for establishing military courts took very long.

Commenting on an interview of former director general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen (r) Asad Durrani to Al Jazeera where he said that Pakistan had ‘most likely’ revealed the position of former al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden to the US, Bajwa said it had been proven beyond doubt that Pakistan had no role in harbouring the al Qaeda chief.



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18 Comments

  1. Eddied said:

    So the killers of children used a local mosque to gather before the attack?…how crazy and deranged is that?…religious building are used to forment plans to commit mass murder of innocent children?….this is as sick and twisted as anything that ISIS or Boko haram are doing…God help you country to protect itself from twisted religion…

  2. Dr.M.M.Khan said:

    It is not the religion that is twisted—–it is the people! The former has existed over fourteen hundred years. The latter are a bunch of psychotics trying to capture it. Pakistanis are figting a battle FOR CIVILIZATION.

    • hafsa said:

      Neither religion nor people are twisted….only facts are…!

  3. Qazi Rashid Irshad said:

    PAKISTANI'S NEED TO WIN OVER THESE SO CALLED RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS IN MOSQUES WHO UNKNOWING / UNWITTINGLY SUPPORT THESE MISGUIDED FOOLS / MURDERERS WHO COMMIT ACTS OF TERRORISM AGAINST THEIR COUNTRY MEN IN THE NAME OF RELIGION.

  4. Imtiaz Alam said:

    The War on Terror will not cease unless the entire Terrorist paraphernalia is not wrapped up in Afghanistan by the Afghan Govt. If the present Govt & Mullah Umar cannot co-exist the same conditions will continue. Last but not the least we must have a Pro-Pakistan Govt who can stay away from the wiles/Alliance with India , Israel & the US.

    • Shan said:

      Spot on but it is wishful thinking that the alliance with the West, Israel and Saudi Arabia will.cease, this would mean the Dollar deposits into the completely corrupt Pakistani politicians foreign accounts would also cease!

  5. BLA BLA said:

    pakistani army isi funds terrrorisms in india — in name of religion – ISLAM- but who kills balochis youths- ask a balochi .. who kills innocents christians shias hindus sikhs etc in pakistan ? who kidnapped sons of kiled governor taseer and primeminister gillani ? surely not india .. who KILLED ZULFIKAR BHUTTO HIS 2 SONS AND BENAZIR BHUTTO — ? GO GET SICK .. ALLAH PUNISHES KAAFIRS ..

    • Queen said:

      Allah also punishes those who become traitors against their own country. Think about Baloch mindset….

  6. Mahmood said:

    Akbar Bugti openly admitted that they were being funded by India….. Its nothing new, the Indian philosophy of the immediate neighbor being an enemy state has been in practice by them since 47……

  7. captainjohann said:

    Did India build the Mosque and fund the Mullahs who run the Mosque? Why not Pakistan go to ICC and complain about Indian terorism if it has proof? Why not Pakistan sign the International anti-terrorism convention? Goebbels technique may work inside Pakistan but not in outside world? May be that is what Pakistan wants to fool the Pakistani people

    • Queen said:

      So you want Pakistan to do everything but not India to stop interfering in Pakistan's affairs? Why can't India stop sponsoring terrorism in Balochistan? Pakistan is doing its best but why is India is keen on imposing its hegemony in the region? What about Indian NSA Ajit Doval and his activities? Think about the religious extremism prevailing in your country before supporting terrorists in Pakistan.

  8. Muhammad Ali Samo said:

    Firstly , Pakistan army should take initiative to counter all those threats which are challenging our security , necessary measures are obligatory to prevent any terrorist attack. Secondly , India will never stop its venom against Pakistan , we should not wait for Indian help to calm down situation. Thirdly , We proud on our army , Pakistani nation completely support army against terrorism . Finally , go ahead and curb terrorism from its roots.

    • Dr.M.M.Khan said:

      Let us stop the share the blame game. Pakistan is facing existential problems. The elected Govt.was supposed to provide security to it's people. It has failed miserably and asked the military to step in. Establishing Military courts is an admission of defeat by the Govt. An admission of despair. Is there any example in the world where a civilian judiciary works in tandem with the military courts.? At the moment the military is enjoying a honeymoon with the public. How long will it last? History of Pakistan tells us once the military steps into the civilian affairs there is no return to the baracks.

  9. khalidmurad1 said:

    Indian Hindus have gone mad in extremism, they found no one better than Mondi, a tea vendor, who's only qualification is that he killed 5000 Muslims, to head their country. Hindus are desperately trying to create another "Mukti Bahini" in Waziristan and Baluchistan. These Indian Hindus will not stop their inherited conspiracy, till thoroughly booted as the Chinese did in Laddakh. In East Pakistan Pakistan Army was poorly equipped and fighting 5000 miles away from base, but today they have emerged as the best fighting force of the world, after having defeated Russian Army supported by the Indian agents and thereafter American again guided by the Indians.

    • Immortal Desire said:

      You, obviously are another product of Pakistan's famed madrassas. No wonder you show that amazing grasp of history. Wow!

  10. Samrat Nigam said:

    This coward Pakistani rogue terrorist army has the guts to talk all lies and abominable things against India. Its time US and its allies nuked Pakistan to hell along-with ISIS.

  11. Samrat Nigam said:

    Free Baluchis and POK which is illegally occupied by you satans. In reality you Pakistani brain-dead evil demons fund terror activities in India. 26/11 and other attacks before were funded by Pak army and ISI. Pot calling the kettle black. Pakistani Satans burn and go to hell.

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