PESHAWAR – A militant group ‘Zarqawi’ has confessed that Indian agents are providing them arms, explosive material and money for conducting terrorist activities in Peshawar.
A police official on condition of anonymity, while talking about the car bomb blast which occurred on October 9, 2009 here at Sukarno Chowk and claimed lives of more than 40 people, told The Nation that police arrested a terror suspect named Ismail after the blast.
During investigations, Ismail disclosed that one Shakeel had asked him to deliver an explosive-laden car from Bara, Khyber Agency, to Peshawar and offered Rs 40,000 for the purpose. He added that he gave him Rs 20,000 in advance and promised to pay the rest of the amount once the job was done.
The police official told that later Shakeel was also arrested and both the terrorists admitted that Saeed Anwar and Saifur Rehman Saifur, both from Bara, have formed a terrorist group named Zarqawi. They revealed that Indian agents under the guise of Sikhs were providing them arms, ammunition and money for terrorist attacks. This group includes Wahid, Rafiq and Adnan and their job is to find people who can drive the explosive-laden cars from Bara to Peshawar for the sake of just a few thousands rupees.
It is further informed that the group is also involved in kidnapping small children who are prepared for suicidal attacks through brainwashing and threats.
A senior police official from Peshawar also confirmed that Zarqawi group is involved in car bomb blasts. He added that an operation was underway in Bara for the arrest Zarqawi group’s leader Saifur Rehman Saifur.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, Monday, conveyed serious concerns to the US with regard to the growing Indian involvement in destabilising Pakistan through Afghanistan.
These concerns were raised with the US Central Command Chief General David Petraeus during his separate meetings with political and military leaders of the country.
Online adds: US General David Petraeus again assured that new Afghan policy will not affect national interests of the country at any cost urging undoubtedly US respects Pakistan’s sovereignty and integrity. US General David Petraeus on Monday met Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at the GHQ. US Assistant Secretary of Defence Vicker was also present on the occasion.
According to the military sources, a host of issues including Pak-US defence and Army relations, security in the entire South Asia, war against terrorism, US policy concerning drone attacks in the country, new US Policy and others in depth came under discussion during the meeting.
Sources said during the hour-long meeting, Gen Petraeus highly acclaimed the sacrifices and role of the Pakistan Army, adding “we will not leave Pakistan alone in dire consequences.”
He took into confidence Gen Kayani on a host of issues including that of sending 30,000 forces in Afghanistan by the US administration. He went on to say that there is an ample work to do if long-term progress is to be made in Afghanistan, adding new US policy on Afghanistan will not affect Pakistan.
He termed the ongoing operation against militants in South Waziristan as highly productive to root out the menace of extremism.
The Centcom Chief said Pakistani forces are operating very well against militants in SWA, adding they (militants) are posing a significant threat to Pakistan.
On the other hand, COAS Gen Kayani again urged the US to stop drone attacks because it is proving counterproductive and thus creating a negative impact on war against terrorism.
The Pak Army Chief discussed with the US Centcom Chief sending of 30,000 additional American force to Afghanistan and new US Policy. Stop drone attacks, COAS asks US By: Maqbool Malik | Published: December 15, 2009