ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Law minister Zahid Hamid who was speaking in Senate on behalf of the foreign minister informed Senate about the missing Colonel Habib Zahir case.
He said website on which the advertisement for the job was published, was being operated from India and was taken down immediately after the incident. The organisation did not exist either.
According to the minister, investigations carried out so far revealed that the people, who received Zahir after he landed in Nepal and booked a hotel room for him, were all Indian nationals.
Pakistan has taken up the matter with the governments of Nepal and India. However, the Indian government in repose to Pakistan’s request for assistance in locating Habib, intimated back in June last year that since he had gone missing from Nepal, it could not extend any help, he added.
Responding to another adjournment motion regarding the Indian prime minister’s visit to the US and the signing of a number of defence agreements between the two countries, the law minister said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had given a detailed statement as soon as these agreements were signed.
“Pakistan believes sale of drones, nuclear submarines and other sophisticated military equipment to India would destabilise the region,” he said. “We have also conveyed our strong reservations to Senator John McCain, Chairman of the US Senate’s Armed Services Committee, during his recent visit to Pakistan.”