Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House Islamabad today (Tuesday) and discussed matters of national security.
A statement issued following the meeting said “security situation in the country and professional matters came under discussion. However, sources said the two high-ups also exchanged views over Indian interference in Pakistan’s affairs, as the government is contemplating to raise the issue in United Nations Security Council.
In this regard, sources said, the government is holding consultation with Pakistan’s ambassadors in different countries, including Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi.
The decision to take world powers into confidence comes following emergence of proofs of Indian meddling in Pakistan and Indian PM Narendra Modi’s confession, sources said.
Modi, during a recent visit to Dhaka, acknowledged that Indian forces had a role in the war that created Bangladesh in 1971.
Earlier, PM and army chief, Home Minister Balochistan, Sarfaraz Bugti, claimed that Indian intelligence agency, RAW, was involved in spoiling peace in Balochistan through terrorist activities.
Addressing a news conference in Quetta alongside military officials, the minister sought a ban on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), claiming that the party was involved in countrywide terrorist activities.
“MQM should be declared a terrorist organization and banned in Pakistan… The BBC report has proved that MQM is receiving funds from India,” he asserted. (PhotoNews / Samaa TV)