RAW spending $500m to sabotage CPEC: Gen Zubair

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India fanning terror in Balochistan
Zahid Chaudhary

Islamabad

Indian intelligence agency RAW has established a special cell at a cost of $ 500 million to sabotage multi billion dollars China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project, said Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mehmood Hayat on Tuesday while addressing a two-day conference in Islamabad. “India is stoking chaos and anarchy in the region, he said adding New Delhi is also fanning terror in Balochistan.
He said Pakistan will maintain a minimum nuclear deterrence in the context of current regional situation.
He said the path to better relations with India pass through Kashmir, there is no bypass. However, he added, India was perpetrating terrorism in Pakistan through Taliban, Baloch separatists and RAW. By doing so, India was playing with fire and the peace of South Asia, the general said.
The CJSCS said political and strategic differences have been causing conflict in South Asia, and India was fostering the conflict. He added India was doing so by, for instance, making claims such as those of the ‘surgical strike’.
General Zubair said, India has become an extremist country from being a secular one, an example of which lay in the atrocities in occupied-Kashmir and attitude towards Pakistan.
There is one soldier for 20 Kashmiris. 94,000 Kashmiris have been martyred while more than 7,700 have lost their eyesight, he added.
The general said India so far martyred 1,000 Pakistani citizens and 300 soldiers. He said India has violated the ceasefire for more than 1,200 times, thereby, continuing its years-old war against Pakistan.
“These moves of India can result in a major war at any time,” General Zubair said.
While speaking about Afghanistan, General Zubair said the country is a gateway to central Asia, which is why instability there is perilous for the entire region.
However, he added, factors such as weak governance and a flawed reconciliation process are some of the causes of instability in Afghanistan. At the same time havens of terrorists on Afghan soil were also a matter of grave concern. “It is Pakistan that is paying a high price for instability in Afghanistan,” he added.
Nevertheless, Pakistan wishes for lasting peace in Afghanistan, the CJCSC said. Therefore, in view of the circumstances, Pakistan will keep minimum nuclear deterrence, he added.