KABUL - According to the Ariana News Afghanistan , dated 19 December 2017, an official letter from the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) has leaked on social media suggesting that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Directorate has opened a dairy factory to export poisoned products to Afghanistan . According to the letter, this factory is producing milk and cream under the brand of two well-known Pakistani dairy companies. In the letter, the office of the MoI Deputy Minister of Security allegedly informed all of its departments that Pakistan’s ISI is mixing a poison into their dairy products and then they are exporting those to Afghanistan .
Officials in the ministry of the interior have not made a comment about the letter while military experts are calling on the government not to send them Pakistani milk and cream and instead they should provide items from other sources.
The narrative in the letter against the ISI seems to be motivated as no evidence has been cited in the Afghan MoI letter.
This story seems to have been cooked and fed to the Afghan ministry of interior by Indian RAW’s expert propaganda machinery and manoeuvred its leakage to the social media through Afghan officials, having personal friendly relations with RAW officials. India is doing such an inhuman politics to create a permanent enmity between Afghanistan and Pakistan to advance its long term objectives.
Otherwise, Pakistan just cannot think of indulging in such a sin with our Afghan brethren, having historic ethno-cultural links.
In the above context, in the post 9/11 environment, India has got an opportunity of creating its extensive politico-economic, intelligence and military influence in Afghanistan , to the detriment of Pakistan.
In this context, India’s main objective is to undermine Pakistan’s legitimate economic and security interests in Afghanistan .
As noted above, using its US supported presence in Afghanistan , India is attempting to poison Afghan people against Pakistan by carrying out negative propaganda and actions to sever Pakistan’s age old socioeconomic and trade related links with Afghanistan and impede Pakistan’s trade with Central Asia.
India is also alleging Pakistan for supporting terrorism in Afghanistan to make place for extending its military influence there with a view to encircle Pakistan.
In fact, India is attempting to exploit the Afghan situation to its advantage. By feeding the motivated intelligence to the US and its allies in Afghanistan , India is trying to mislead them about Pakistan’s sincerity in fighting the war on terror related to Afghanistan . In this context, India is hell bent to sever Pakistan-US relations to damage Pakistan’s interests in the region.
Moreover, India’s is doing it to equate terrorism with the freedom struggle in Jammu and Kashmir.
India blames Pakistan for terrorist events occurring in Afghanistan to build a case that the freedom struggle in Jammu and Kashmir is also being backed by Pakistan.
India’s objective in doing so is to denude the people of Jammu and Kashmir from the political and moral support of Pakistan, the US and other major western states.
In other words, by exploiting terrorism issue relating to Afgha-nistan, India wants to fail the freedom struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
By this clever politics India is also hiding the reality that in fact it is itself a terrorist state which has unleashed tools of state terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and is using Afghan soil to destabilize Balochistan to slow down the growth of the CPEC.
Due to its need to get economic aid from wherever it is available, Afghan’s are obliged to India for its assistance, but in this process, they are neglecting to see the negative politics, which India is playing by impeding the growth of Afghanistan’s relations with Pakistan, creating hurdles in the construction of CPEC and pulling Afghanistan away from joining the CPEC, which holds the potential to transform Afghanistan’s economy as well in the long term.
In this context, Afghans need to understand that under the cover of providing some economic benefits, no country like India should be allowed to harm long term interests of Afghanistan by spoiling its relations with a close neighbour like Pakistan and keeping it away from becoming a part of the CPEC project.
In view of the above, there is a need for Pakistan to counter Indian fed anti Paki-stan propaganda in Afghani-stan by making friendly constituencies among the Afghan people and by befriending its government officials.
In this regard, Pakistan should also devise and implement policies to enhance its trade with Afghanistan under all circumstances by giving trade related concessions.
In this context, Pakistan should also work on having a free trade agreement with Afghanistan , since, unlike India, Afghanistan’s trade interests are strongly linked with Pakistan due to having common borders.
By: Colonel (R) Hanif