Pakistan targeted as part of hybrid warfare: Moeed Yusuf

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19th Jul, 2021. 08:37 pm

Pakistan is being a target of hybrid warfare, National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf said on Monday.

Flanked by the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jameelur Rehman, the NSA made these remarks during a press briefing on the alleged abduction of Afghan ambassador’s daughter.

The statement comes hours after Pegasus project revealed Prime Minister Imran Khan was targeted by the Indian government using Israeli spyware.

Citing the EU DisinfoLab information that exposed an Indian network of fake websites and media outlets doing propaganda against Islamabad, Yusuf said New Delhi was building an anti-Pakistan narrative.

He further said that the abduction of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter was also part of a similar campaign.

“This is part of an orchestrated campaign of which various fronts have been opened against Pakistan,” he said, adding that some social media accounts which were involved in propaganda regarding Balochistan or Kashmir were also propagating the alleged abduction.

“Some of these accounts were operated from inside Pakistan, while the rest were controlled from Afghanistan, India and the West,” he apprised the media persons.

He reiterated that ‘spoilers’ were trying to create a divide between Pakistan and Afghanistan, adding that this narrative reflected that Pakistan was being made a ‘scapegoat’ in Afghanistan.

Speaking about the abduction of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter, IGP Rehman said that the Islamabad Police had found no evidence of the kidnapping or assault.

“We used our all resources for the investigation… and supported all law enforcement agencies,” the IGP said stressing that police has so far collected data from around 300 CCTV cameras installed in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Saying that the abduction has not been proven yet, the IGP stated that the police had collected the footages of all places visited by the envoy’s daughter.

 

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