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                                                peace & fire:

           how pakistan is playing a double

                                            game in Kashmir

          Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh says that he has informed the

                Centre that smuggling of weapons through drones has increased manifold

        Our Bureau
        New Delhi

               he National Investigation
               Agency (NIA) court in
        TDelhi issued anon-bail-
        able warrant (NBW) against
        Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief
        and 26/11 Mumbai attack mas-
        termind Hafiz Saeed and others
        in a terror-funding related mon-
        ey laundering case in Jammu
        and Kashmir.
            The order came after the
        court took cognizance of a
        charge  sheet  filed  by  the  En-
        forcement Directorate (ED)
        under various provisions of the
        Prevention of Money Launder-
        ing Act (PMLA). After hear-
        ing  the  matter,  special Judge
        Praveen Singh issued produc-
        tion warrants against Kashmiri
        businessman Zahoor Ahmad
        Shah Watali, separatist Altaf
        Ahmad Shah alias Funtoosh
        and UAE-based businessman
        Naval Kishore Kapoor, asking                               MeA has responded with caution to "peace" gesture from Pakistan
        them to present before it. Wata-
        li, Shah and Kapoor are current-     uation ceremony of Pakistan Air  nal Affairs spokesperson said,  Pakistan takes some concrete
        ly lodged in Tihar central jail.     Force cadets was also quoted  “Our position is well-known. In- steps.
            The accused have allegedly       as saying, “Pakistan and India  dia desires normal unneighbor-               India which is now a
        established a network of cadres      must also resolve the longstand- ly relations with Pakistan in an  non-permanent member of
        who were funded through Paki-        ing issue of Jammu and Kash- environment free of terror, hos- the UNSC has been asking in-
        stani agencies via hawala deal-      mir in a dignified and peaceful  tility and violence. The onus is  ternational community to take
        ers  and  other  various  sources,   manner as per the aspirations of  on Pakistan for creating such an  action against countries back-
        Rana told the court.                 people of Jammu and Kashmir  environment.”  Well known  for  ing and sponsoring proscribed
            The  ED  had  filed  a  case     and bring this human tragedy to  his anti-India rhetoric, sudden  terrorists like Hafeez Saeed,
        based on a separate case being       its logical conclusion.”            change in stance of Pak army  Lakhvi , Dawood Ibrahim and
        probed by the NIA. Earlier, the         But responding to Gen Ba- chief’s position has surprised  Maulana Masood Azhar.
        agency has charge-sheeted vari-      jwa’s surprise peace overture,  New Delhi.                                   Sources here also believe
        ous accused in the matter.           New Delhi said the onus is on           India is maintaining its po- that talks are not possible until
            This week, Pakistan army         Pakistan  to create  an  environ- sition that talks and terror can’t  Pakistan stops cross-border infil-
        chief General Qamar Javed Ba-        ment free of terror. Talking to  go together and there is no in- tration and ceasefire violations.
        jwa, while speaking at the grad-     reporters, the Ministry of Exter- dication of any dialogue until            Continued on next page... >>

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