LAHORE - The global powers do not want to see Pakistan a developed and prosperous country. We must frustrate the nefarious designs of the enemies through unity and solidarity.

These views were expressed by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Chairman Rafique Tarar yesterday at a special sitting with the title “RAW’s mounting interference in Pakistan and how to stem it” held at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan under the aegis of the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust in collaboration with the Pakistan Movement Workers Trust.

The attendees included the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Vice Chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad, Col (r) Ikram Ullah Khan, Maulana Shafi Josh, Haji Ghulam Mustafa Sheikh, Prof Mazhar Alam, Prof. Muhammad Jamal-ur-Rehman, Prof Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Jamil Ahmad Saleemi, Prof Muhammad Yousuf Irfan, Fayyaz Ahmad Paracha, Prof Zahid Mehmood, Prof Muhammad Ahmad, Dr Yaqub Zia, Rahim Khan and a large number of young students and people from different walks of life. NPT Secretary Shahid Rasheed conducted the proceedings.

Tarar said RAW was behind the separation of East Pakistan and the separatist movement of Baluchistan. After the invasion of Afghanistan by USA in the wake of 9/11, RAW was greatly facilitated to use the soil of Afghanistan to carry on subversive activities in Pakistan and turning its tribal areas Afghanistan adjoining into safe havens for terrorists.

Recently the arrest of Kulbkushan Yadav and his confessions has exposed India’s anti-Pakistan activities. He has been identified as part of a widely spread intelligence network in South-East Asia established by RAW, he added.

“RAW is also using the soil of two neighbouring countries to fulfil its evil designs. It is up to the Foreign Ministry to make them realise that they should not let their soil be used against the unity and solidarity of Pakistan,” he added.

He said: “To stem RAW’s activities we must create unity among our ranks and lay aside our ethnic, lingual and sectarian differences to confront the nefarious designs of the enemy. Those who are enamoured of the Indian culture must be kept under strict watch. Those obsessed with the idea of friendship with India must not overlook the fact that India is always looking for innovative methods to destabilise Pakistan.”

Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad observed that a high level of consciousness is essential to discriminate between right and wrong. We can put our homeland on the road to success through science and technology, he added. Education helps a nation make political and economic progress.

Prof Hanif Abbasi said India misses no opportunity to harm Pakistan. The first victim was East Pakistan whose underprivileged strata of society and the youth were misled to believe that they were being exploited.

Brig (r) Nadir Mir observed that a nationalist and reformist movement is underway right now, which aims at uniting, defending and reforming the society. Two evils have been identified in this regard: the first is the elitist system plaguing our dear homeland and the second in the external threat from our neighbour to the east, which is waging an undeclared war on us.

Tariq Ismail Sagar laid stress on fostering patriotism and ideology of Pakistan in the mind of the youth. He regretted that there are certain business families who attend the pompous ceremonies held in India with great enthusiasm and fervour.

Col (r) ZI Farrukh struck a very optimistic note. He asked where the RAW had been successful in its abominable activities. “Nowhere,” he answered confidentially. It can only initiate its heinous activities without ever attaining its ultimate goal.