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Pakistan has evidence of India's extra-judicial killings: FS
January 25, 2024

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Pakistan has credible evidence of India's sophisticated and sinister campaign of extra-territorial and extra-judicial killings inside Pakistan.

This was stated by Foreign Secretary Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi at a news briefing in Islamabad this evening.

He said Pakistani authorities have credible evidence of links between Indian agents and assassins of two Pakistani nationals on Pakistani soil. He said Indian agents used technology and safe havens on foreign soil to commit assassinations in Pakistan. They recruited, financed and supported criminals, terrorists and unsuspecting civilians to play defined roles in these assassinations.

The Foreign Secretary said Indian agent Yogesh Kumar, based in a third country orchestrated the assassination of Pakistani citizen Shahid Latif, through criminals and terrorists, in Sialkot. Besides, Indian agents Ashok Kumar Anand and Yogesh Kumar were involved in the killing of Pakistani citizen Muhammad Riaz in Rawalakot.

Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi said that Pakistani authorities have apprehended the assassins hired by the Indian agents. 

He said Pakistan has documentary, financial and forensic evidence of the involvement of the two Indian agents, who masterminded these assassinations.

The Foreign Secretary said Indian network of extra-judicial and extra-territorial killings has become a global phenomenon, which is evident from the involvement of Indian agents in masterminding similar acts in Canada and the United States.

He said it is critical to bring to justice the killers, their facilitators and financers involved in these assassinations. Indian agents need to face justice for its extra-judicial and extra- territorial killings in other countries.

The Foreign Secretary said India must be held accountable internationally for its blatant violation of international law. He said India's assassination of Pakistan nationals on Pakistani soil is violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and a breach of the UN Charter. This violation of Pakistan sovereignty by India is completely unacceptable.

Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi expressed Pakistan's commitment to protecting its people and securing its sovereignty. He said protection of Pakistanis and any foreign national on Pakistani soil is a high priority for Pakistan. He said India's reckless and irresponsible act calls into question India's reliability as a credible international player and its claims for enhanced global responsibilities. 

The Foreign Office has also released passport details of Yogesh Kumar and Ashok Kumar Anand.

According to the details, Yogesh Kumar was born on Ninth October 1996 in Sriganganagar, Rajashtan, whereas Ashok Kumar Anad was born on First of July 1958 in Kolya area of Karnataka. Akram