Pakistan provides ‘credible evidence’ of Indian involvement in assassinations on Pakistani soil. Evidence of recruiting and orchestrating killings revealed.
Pakistan Accuses Indian Agents of Assassination
Pakistan has claimed to possess “credible evidence” linking Indian agents to the killings of two Pakistani citizens on Pakistani soil. The Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, alleged that India was responsible for carrying out “extra-territorial and extra-judicial killings” inside Pakistan. The alleged assassinations took place in Sialkot and Rawalkot and were reportedly linked to the militant groups Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Assassinations and Allegations
Shahid Latif, a key aide of Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar, was reportedly targeted in Sialkot, while Riyaz Ahmad, affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba, was killed in Rawalakot. These incidents were said to have been glorified by Indian media and social media accounts as “successful retribution against enemies of India.”
Accusations and Investigations
The Foreign Secretary highlighted specific details of alleged Indian involvement, linking individuals based in a third country to the orchestrations of the assassinations. He claimed to have evidence connecting Indian agents to the recruitment and guidance of individuals involved in the killings.
Pakistan’s accusations come after similar allegations were made by Canada and the United States. While New Delhi has rejected these claims, investigations into the matter are reportedly ongoing.