Defence Ministry’s report in SC warns of terrorism, all kinds of war with India

Punjab elections kindling problems may encourage RAW to take advantage of ethnic issues, water disputes and other issues

The Ministry of Defence has submitted its report to the Supreme Court on the threats during the conduct of elections, warning of cross-border terrorism, instability in the country, threats from the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), return of ISIS fighters from different countries to Pakistan, nefarious intentions of Indian intelligence agency RAW and even the dangers of all kinds of war by the neighbouring country.

In the report submitted to the Supreme Court, it has been feared that holding elections to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies before other provinces could lead to terrorism.

The defence ministry report pointed out that the elections in Punjab will kindle problems in Pakistan and may encourage India’s intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) to take advantage of ethnic issues, water disputes and other issues.

The report said that the politically hot environment in Punjab can lead to instability in the country, as well as the senior leadership of various political parties, especially in Punjab.

The report said that due to the security situation in recent years, a large number of armed forces personnel have been deployed on both the eastern and western borders of the country.

In this regard, it has been said that despite the existence of the ceasefire agreement, India continues to challenge Pakistan’s response capability by continuously violating the Line of Control (LoC) and international borders.

Similarly, the outlawed TTP continues to infiltrate along the Pak-Afghan border and has exchanged fire several times with afghan caretaker elements.

The report said that since January this year, there have been 72 incidents in the border, in which many Pakistan Army personnel have been martyred and injured.

The Ministry of Defense has said that extremist organizations in Balochistan are attacking security forces and they have cross-border movement, who are using the land of the neighboring country, there are continuous challenges on the Pak-Iran border.

Referring to Punjab, the report said that there was a new wave of terrorism in the province, from January 2022 to April 2023, 150 threats were received, out of which 78 threats were remedied through counter-terrorism or intelligence-based operations, but 8 incidents took place.

The Supreme Court was told that terrorist elements are also operating secretly in Punjab, especially in south Punjab and Islamabad, and the worst attacks are examples of this.