Foreign Espionage Network in Pakistan By Sajjad Shaukat

Foreign Espionage Network in Pakistan

On January 27, this year an American employee of the US Consulate in Lahore,
identified as David Raymond, shot dead two Pakistani youths, while a third was
crushed by the driver of a Parado jeep, who was called by him for help, at Chowk
Qartaba. Persons, sitting in the jeep were also carrying weapons. Police
arrested David near Old Anarkali Food Street after a chase and registered a case
against him on two counts, while a case was also registered against unidentified

On the one side, the United States has called for the immediate release of the
American diplomat, claiming that Pakistani authorities have detained the
diplomat unlawfully and in violation of international law. On the other side,
investigators and experts are the opinion that the under-investigation American
involved in the murder of civilians in Lahore was in Pakistan on a visit visa
and not on a diplomatic assignment—does not qualify for immunity from

Sources suggest that David Raymond including his companions were agents of the
American CIA and were on an anti-Pakistan mission. In fact, he is part of the
illegal activities of the Blackwater whose employees of entered Pakistan in the
guise of diplomats.

However, with the help of Indian secret agency RAW and Israeli Mossad,
Blackwater has rapidly established its network in Pakistan. It has recruited
those Pakistani nationals who are vulnerable and can work on payroll. In this
connection, the company has been giving high financial incentives to our people.
In this context, some reports suggest that this notorious firm has been
recruiting smugglers, employees of the security companies, experts of the
psychological warfare, scholars and journalists in order to fulfill
anti-Pakistan designs of America including India and Israel.

It is of particular attention that a few days ago, Pakistani security officials
have foiled an attempt by the Indian intelligence to enact a fake encounter for
implicating Pakistan in incidents of cross border terrorism. The plan was
unearthed when a suspect, working for the Indian RAW was apprehended in Sialkot
border area, while attempting to cross over to India through the border security
fence; an impregnable barbed wire obstacle. Entrance points on the fence are
locked and controlled by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF). The suspect has
confessed to work as an Indian spy who was tasked to recruit agents from
Pakistan to work for Indian intelligence.

Well-informed sources indicate that the suspect whose name has been withheld for
security reasons disclosed that his Indian handlers, Mr. Sharma and Mr. Amjad,
had asked him to recruit a Pakistani national by offering a large monetary
reward, preferably carrying a weapon and send him across the border through the
border barbed wire fence after liaison with the BSF troops. Mr. Sharma had
assured him that all the details of border crossing would be finalized by him
and duly taken care off at his end. The suspect also disclosed that the Indian
Intelligence had planned a fake encounter to kill the border crosser and exploit
the episode as proof of subversive elements launched by Pakistan’s spy agency,
ISI crossing over from Pakistan to commit acts of terrorism in India. He also
pointed out that he had held a few meetings with his Indian handlers in
Islamabad as well.

Nevertheless, both the above mentioned events prove the involvement of Americans
and Indians—under cover intelligence officers stationed in their Islamabad
embassies and consulates, and are continuously engaged in espionage activities
in grave violation of their diplomatic status.

It is mentionable that in the last three years, Pakistan’s security forces and
intelligence agencies have caught a number of foreign spies along with
sophisticated weapons, working against the integration of the country. In this
respect, a number of times, arms and guns were also captured from Americans,
traveling in the vehicles in various cities of Pakistan, camouflaged with dark

Although Pakistan’s security forces have successfully coped with the Taliban
militants in the Malakand Division and South Waziristan, yet situation has
deteriorated in the country where subversive events like suicide attacks,
targeted killings, attacks on buildings, oil pipelines, sectarian violence etc.
have intensified due to the presence of external spies.

Notably, Pakistan’s civil and military high officials have openly been revealing
that RAW, Mossad and other foreign agencies are involved in supporting
separatism in Balochistan and acts of terrorism in other cities of Pakistan.
In this respect, on April 23, 2009 in the in-camera sitting of the Senate,
Federal Minister to the Interior, Rehman Malik had displayed documentary
evidence of Indian use of Afghanistan to create unrest in Balochistan. It is
believed that the main aim of in-camera session was also to show the engagement
of American CIA and other external agencies as part of a conspiracy against
Pakistan because at that stage, Islamabad did not want to publicly point out

In this regard, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit without naming
CIA  had revealed, “The evidence of foreign powers’ involvement in the
destabilisation of Pakistan will be shared with relevant countries.”
While in the recent past, Governor of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Awais Ghani had
disclosed that some world powers were trying to divide Pakistan, adding that if
he were not a governor, he would have exposed them.

During the Malakand and Waziristan military operations, ISPR spokesman, Maj-Gen.
Athar Abbas has repeatedly indicated foreign hands in helping the insurgents in
order to destabilize Pakistan.

It is notable that Pakistan is the only nuclear country in the Islamic World;
hence the US, India, Israel and some western powers are determined to weaken it.
Notably, despite American cooperation with Islamabad, its main aim along with
India and Israel remains to de-nuclearise our country whose geo-strategic
location with the Gwader port entailing close ties with China irks the eyes of
these powers. Hence, they are in collusion to destabilise Pakistan. For this
purpose, a well-established network of Indian army, RAW, Mossad and CIA which
was set up in Afghanistan against Pakistan in order to support insurgency in the
Khyber Pakhtookhwa and separatism in Balochistan have been extended. However,
now, it has been expanded in whole of Pakistan as recent suicide attacks, bomb
blasts and targeted killings in Karachi and Lahore have proved.

The fact of the matter is that CIA, RAW and Mossad are collectively working
inside Pakistan. In this context, these secret agencies have been spending huge
money to train and equip the militants who have been entering Pakistan on daily
basis and have been conducting suicide attacks in our country, and assaults on
our security forces including targetted killings—inciting sectarian violence.
Besides, these foreign agencies have purchased the services of some Indian
Muslims and Pakistanis. Those who did not come up to their terms have been
neutralized or murdered. In this regard, in the past few years, some
politicians, intellectuals, journalists and religious leaders have been killed
by the agents of these external agencies, while some are on their hit-list.
Their purpose is to create perennial unrest in Pakistan, while main aim remains
to disintegrate the country.

Nonetheless, the incident in Lahore, arrest of an American, David Raymond, and
the suspect from Sialkot border—working for Indian spy agency, without any doubt
confirms the presence of a well-organized foreign espionage network, based in
Pakistan and the same is run by CIA, RAW and Mossad including their undercover
agents. While conducting acts of terrorism to weaken Pakistan remains their top

Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book : US vs
Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power : Dangerous Shift in International
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