During a meeting of the Senate of Pakistan, Minister of States and Frontier Regions, General Baloch, disclosed that the country has not been able to get any “concrete evidence” of India’s involvement in the abduction of retired army officer, Muhammad Habib Zahir, from Nepal.
The minister said that Pakistan’s government is “100 per cent sure” that Indian intelligence agency RAW is involved in Colonel Habib going missing but their case can be strong at international forums only when they have “tangible evidence”.
The Express Tribune reported from Islamabad that Pakistan Senate Chairman, Raza Rabbani, found the minister’s response to be unsatisfactory and asked if his foreign office was exonerating India in the alleged kidnapping of the retired Pakistani army man.
Pakistan’s government has also got in touch with Nepalese government to contact the three Indians who had apparently received Colonel Habib at the Kathmandu airport. Whether those three men were employees of the Indian government or civilians has not yet been established. However, the response of Nepalese government is being deemed as uncooperative by the Pakistani government.
Colonel Habib has been missing from Nepal’s border shared with India where he apparently went for a job interview. His disappearance since the past two months is widely being referred to as India’s revenge for the death sentence given to Kulbhushan Jadhav.