Pakistan apprises Int’l community about arrest of Indian RAW officer

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has apprised the ambassadors of P-5 and European Union about the arrest of India’s state-sponsored terrorist Kulbhushan Yadev engaged in subversive terrorist activities in the country.

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said international community will be kept informed about the latest developments as investigation progresses and more evidence becomes available.

“The arrest of RAW agent has exposed Indian designs against Pakistan,” he said while addressing weekly media briefing in Islamabad.

The spokesperson said that Indian request for counselor access to Kulbhushan Yadav was under consideration.

He said the government was in contact with Tehran on RAW activities from its soil against Pakistan. He said Iran has assured that it would not allow its soil to be used against Pakistan.

Nafees Zakaria said the government would be able to comment on the level of Indian cooperation with Pakistan’s joint investigation team probing Pathankot terror attack after the team returns home.

He said modalities were being worked out for resumption of Pak-India foreign-secretary level talks.

The spokesman reiterated the government’s resolve to bring perpators of Lahore terror attack to justice and continue efforts to eliminate terrorism.

He appreciated messages of solidarity expressed by a number of foreign heads of state and government.

Replying to a query, Nafees Zakaria said Afghanistan’s baseless allegations against Pakistan would only strengthen terrorists.

He said regional cooperation is crucial for restoration of peace in Afghanistan.

Radio Pakistan