PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER
It is not only the sending of RAW agents toPakistanfor the purpose of terrorist activities, there are countless other tactics which Indian intelligence agencies are employing to destabilizePakistan. It was somewhere in February 2012 when the Indian intelligence agencies handed over a report to the local Indian media with a request to publish it as soon as possible. The title given to this report was, “Made-in-Pakistan dollars seized”. The report said, “The Indian Anti Narcotics Task Force has recently arrested three persons with 5,000 counterfeit US dollars in Hoshiarpur. The police suspects that the dollars were printed and smuggled in fromPakistan. The police said that all persons were residents of the Indo – Pak border area district of Ferozepur and were under long surveillance on suspicion of being involved in smuggling and circulating fake currency and narcotics fromPakistan.” Though the report given to the Indian media was very much true but someone from the intelligence agency made some changes before handing it over to the media. The actual report could be easily found even now hidden somewhere in the files of the Crime Branch of Delhi police. The actual report said, “The Crime Branch of Delhi police arrested five persons including a woman for their alleged involvement in printing and supplying fake passports, visas and US dollars. Around 120 fake passports, 300 visas and 22,000 fake US dollars were recovered from their possession. The police said that accused targeted people who were eager to come toIndiaand duped them with fake passport and visas. The racketeers had been active for more than a year. They printed counterfeit US dollars using screen printing. The printing was exquisite and they could also reproduce the impression of the water mark of genuine US dollar. The Fake passports of African countries were provided to those whose passports had either been impounded in criminal cases or they had enteredIndiaillegally through the neighboring countries.” Throughout the report there was no mention ofPakistan, Hoshiarpur and Ferozepur. The intelligence agencies ofIndiasimply modified and edited the report and added the name ofPakistanjust to defame and disreputePakistan.
Cordial relationship among the neighbouring countries contributes a lot to the regional peace and prosperity.Indiamust also try to understand this reality; sending intelligence agents for the purpose of terrorist activities would do nothing but generate an air if disbelief and distrust. It is the high time to stop this game of hide and seek. This world needs friendship and brotherhood not conspiracies. The people ofPakistandesire for a close cordial relationship with all the neighboring countries includingIndiabut their desire could never be fulfilled unlessIndiais willing to review her callous attitude and rigid point of view regarding her neighboring countries.