Saturday, 2 April 2016
Taliban sold alleged ‘Indian spy’ to Pakistan, claims ex-German envoy to Islamabad Gunter Mulack
Taliban sold alleged ‘Indian spy’ to Pakistan, claims ex-German envoy to Islamabad Gunter Mulack, by Mohammed Uzair Shaikh on April 2, 2016
Mulack believes that the entire controversy surrounding the 'Indian spy' was raked up by Pakistan's military establishment to deter the peace process initiated by PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.
New Delhi, April 2: In the past week, Pakistan launched a diplomatic counter-attack against India by presenting an apprehended individual as a ‘RAW agent’ allegedly spying in Balochistan. The accusations made by Islamabad were partly validated by the Ministry of external Affairs who accepted him as an Indian citizen, who had served in the armed forces. However, New Delhi refuted the charges that he was linked to RAW and serving as a spy across the borders for the Indian intelligence.
Almost a week later after the controversy came to light, ex-German envoy to Islamabad, Dr Gunter Mulack made shocking claims about the ‘Indian spy’. “The person who is being presented as an Indian spy was actually apprehended by Taliban years ago, and is now sold off to Islamabad. However, the case is in favour of Pakistan since India has accepted that he was a member of Indian Navy,” he said while speaking to television news channel NDTV.
Mulack believes that the entire controversy surrounding the ‘Indian spy’ was raked up by Pakistan’s military establishment to deter the peace process initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. The noted diplomat claimed that it is a ploy to detract attention from the positive steps taken by Modi and Sharif in probing the Pathankot attack. “Although I disagree with both Modi and Sharif on a range of their policies, I absolutely credit them for attempting to normalize the relations between India and Pakistan. They represent the aspirations of peace-loving people across the borders, he added.
Mulack also urged the media of both the nations to not to sensationalize the issue and demonize each other for personal scores. “I appeal the media of both the nations, particularly India, to not to spoil this historic step which Modi and Sharif have taken. They are attempting to stitch an era of peace in the sub-continent. You must not go on demonizing the other side,” he added.