ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif in a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday at PM House discussed Indian involvement in funding terrorism in Pakistan.
The PM and COAS spoke about recent disclosures made in a BBC documentary which alleged that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) received Indian funding to carry out subversive activities.
The meeting also discussed matters of internal security and the war against terrorism.
Gen Raheel Sharif apprised PM Nawaz about the progress made in Operation Zarb-i-Azb across Pakistan.
The security situation at Pakistan’s eastern and western borders was also examined.
The accusations against Indian funding of MQM come at a time when the political party is facing an investigation regarding charges of money laundering. A team of investigators from Scotland Yard arrived in Islamabad yesterday to question a suspect arrested in connection with the case earlier in April.
While Altaf on Monday rejected claims of any involvement with Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), MQM leader Tariq Mir confessed to the London police in an earlier interview that Altaf knew about Indian funding of MQM’s activities.
The Pakistani and Indian leadership have also recently exchanged inflammatory statements back-and-forth which may culminate in PM Nawaz raising the issue of Indian interference in Pakistan’s affairs at the annual United Nations General Assembly this year.