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No official involved in ‘objectionable activities’,claims Pak High Commission

The High Commission issued a short statement on the issue without elaborating the circumstances leading to the entry in the Pakistani Army website.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
December 17, 2010 1:14:44 am

In the first official reaction on the Pakistan Army website about an ISI agent having attained ‘martyrdom’ in operation ‘suicide attack’ in Delhi in 2007,Pakistan has said that reports about the involvement of a Pakistan High Commission official in ‘objectionable activities’ are baseless. The High Commission issued a short statement on the issue on Thursday without elaborating the circumstances leading to the entry in the Pakistani Army website. “Some recent reports in the Indian media alleging the involvement of an official of Pakistan High Commission in objectionable activities in India are baseless and totally contrary to the facts. The Pakistan High Commission rejects these reports in unequivocal terms,” it read. The statement comes after The Indian Express reported on Tuesday that the official Pakistan Army website put up an entry on its Shuhada’s (Martyrs’) Corner about Zulfikar Ahmed,an ISI soldier from Bhimber in PoK who died on November 16,2007 at “Ganga Ram Hosp N/Delhi” while on operation “Suicide Attack”. The “Cause of Shahadat” was “Neptrrotic Syndrome/ARI” (a reference to nephrotic syndrome and acute respiratory infection).When pressed further,officials from the Pakistan High Commission said that the possibility of Ahmed being an employee of the High Commission could not be ruled out. It may be noted that no media reports talked about an official of the Pakistan High Commission being involved in ‘objectionable activities’ but were on a soldier listed as an ISI agent whose death had been recorded in Delhi. Pakistan officials,however,insisted that no record about an operative on a suicide attack in Delhi was put up on the army website. As reported,the record of the ISI agent was pulled off from the official website of the Pakistan Army (pakistanarmy.gov.pk ) on Tuesday,along with all records of soldiers whose unit had been listed as ‘ISI’.

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