New Delhi, Dec 24: Dhaka has told Pakistan to withdraw its officer in the Pakistan High Commission after it was found that she was involved with militant groups.
This is the second such instance in Bangladesh where an official has been asked to be withdrawn. In January 2015, Bangladesh had told Pakistan to withdrawn an official after he was found to be in possession of fake currency.
One may also recall that a consular officer in the Pakistan high commission at Colombo Amir Zubair Siddiqui was withdrawn after he was found to be handling terrorists to survey targets in Chennai in a bid to carry out an attack similar to 26/11
Pakistan's hall of shame:
It is common knowledge that Pakistan a failed state relies heavily on terror activities to make its presence felt. It has no qualms in deploying officials to handle terrorists. While one saw the active role played by the Pakistan army during the 26/11 attack, several instances of their officials involving themselves in espionage activities and also fake currency circulation has come to light.
The latest on the scanner is Fareena Arshad a second secretary (political) in the Pakistan high commission at Dhaka. Following a request by Dhaka, she was flown out of the country a day back to Pakistan. It was found that she was closely associated with the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (Bangladesh), a terrorist group working against the government.
In January, Mohammad Mazhar Khan an officer at the Pakistan High Commission in Bangladesh was caught with fake currency and was asked to leave the country. It was found that he was helping a noted syndicate help circulate fake currency. India has always complained that Pakistan has been using the Bangladesh route to pump in fake currency.
Amir Zubair Siddiqui the consular official at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo is another example. He had nurtured Sri Lankans to carry out both terror strikes and espionage activities in India. He had formed a module which was planning on collecting sensitive information in South India and also carry out a 26/11 styled attack in Chennai.