India using Afghan soil for Balochistan sedition
By Rizwan Khatik - Sat Oct 08, 5:56 am
It’s not a groundless accusation, “we have solid proof of Indian involvement,” he said while addressing a press conference at FC Headquarters on Friday.
The FC IG (inspector general) said: “Afghanistan’s soil is being used for subversive activities in Balochistan. We are not blaming Afghanistan rather we have concrete evidences in this regard… We have taken up this issue with Afghan government, Nato and Isaf while Afghan government has assured us of complete cooperation,” he informed.
Maj-Gen Kattak conceded that number of subversive acts had been increased during the last month in which different organisations were involved with role of internal and external elements. He said though the goals of organisations involved in subversive activities were different, they help each other in terrorist acts. Referring to deteriorated law and order in Quetta, he said law and order could not be improved unless the city is deweaponised, vehicles and local people are registered. “FC has sent this proposal to provincial and federal governments and as we get permission for carrying out operation against illegal weapons, within two months Quetta city would be cleaned from every kind of illegal arms,” he vowed. He added 1,000 Baloch youth were being inducted in FC with special relaxation in education, height and age.
The IG said FC wanted political reconciliation and development in the province but those who were challenging the writ of government and making propaganda against the state would not be spared. “Struggling for rights within the federation is right of every citizen, however, if anyone wants to disintegrate the country or target foreign investors his dream will never come true.”
Kattak said FC was not responsible for providing security to traffic on Quetta-Taftan highway and some people in this regard were making wrong propaganda.
However, he assured that if FC personnel showed any negligence during their duty, action would be taken against them. He said that FC had taken steps to thwart any subversive act on Lakpass tunnel.
He said due to repeated incidents of terrorism FC had increased checking from Hub to Chaman and Zhob; and some logistics organisations had asked for not opening their containers. Referring to suicide blasts on residence of FC DIG, he said investigation into the incident was continuing and they had yet to reach any conclusion.