Was Col Habib Zahir linked with Kulbhushan Yadav case

Was Col Habib Zahir linked with Kulbhushan Yadav case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office has clarified the reports appearing in the Indian media regarding the role of kidnapped Pakistan Army former Colonel Habib Zahir in the Kulbhushan Yadav case.

Foreign Office has denied any role of Colonel Habib Zahir in the arrest of Kulbhushan Yadav case.

India remains involved in subversive, terrorist and terror financing activities in Pakistan and the arrest of Kulbhushan Jadhav is an irrefutable proof of it, spokesperson for the Foreign Office Nafees Zakaria Thursday said.

During weekly media briefing, he said, “Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian agent who was caught red-handed in perpetuation of terrorist activities in Pakistan.”

Jadhav made repeated confessions of financing terrorist activities in Pakistan before authorities concerned, he added.

Replying to a question, the spokesperson said Lt Col Muhammad Habib Zahir is a retired army officer of Pakistan who went to Nepal for a job interview, adding he was actually entrapped there.

He, however, said how a person who is retired long time ago could be involved in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, adding the issue of retired Lt Col Habib is taken up with the Nepal government.

Answering another question, Nafees Zakaria said state terrorism is being perpetuated in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) by the Indian forces.

He said it is diplomatic and political commitment of Pakistan to raise the issue of crimes against the humanity in the held valley of Kashmir at the international forums.