Pakistan, trying to propagate the Kashmir issue against India, has now tried to accuse New Delhi of the disappearance of one of its retired army officers, allegedly missing from Nepal. Pakistan has suddenly raised the alleged case of two and a half years ago on Wednesday, saying that there can be no denial of involvement of enemy agencies behind it. Pakistan said that one of its retired army officers, Lieutenant Colonel Habib Zaheer, went missing in April 2017 and alleged that there could be no denial of enemy agencies behind it.
Lieutenant Colonel Habib Zaheer, went missing in April 2017
A statement issued by the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said that Indian media reports claimed that Lieutenant Colonel Habib was in India’s custody and there was speculation that he would be released in exchange for Commander Jadhav (Kulbhushan Jadhav). In response to a media query about the reports and tweets, the spokesperson said that Lt Col Habib Zaheer is a retired Pakistani officer who went missing in Nepal when he went for a job interview in April 2017. Pakistan believes that the involvement of enemy agencies in this cannot be denied. The statement also said that the Pakistan government would not sit peacefully until Lieutenant Colonel Habib arrived. After two and a half years after the alleged incident, the sudden raising of the issue by Pakistan seems to be a part of its maneuver and conspiracy. In a statement, he pointed to media reports about the release of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer facing death penalty on charges of terrorism and espionage.