KARACHI: In a latest but crucial development, two Indian ‘spies’ have fled from Pakistan’s Port Qasim who were illegally appointed at the port through a holding company of the QICT without the approval of the Ministry of Interior. Experts say these spies were working at the QICT to run their network like Kulbhushan Jadhav who was caught by Pakistani Army from Balochistan. These two spies Rizwan Sultanali Soomar and Devang Mankodi fearing action escaped the country because the Pak Army and secret agencies are catching each and every Indian spy to stop their hostile activities inside Pakistan.
India is involved in anti-state activities in Pakistan’s several cities including Balochistan province where Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was caught by the ISI. Kulbhushan Jadhav’s consensual statement is on record and he is a serving Navy officer in India. His unlawful activities were directed at creating anarchy in Pakistan and particularly targeted the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
To avoid such activities of Indian spies, Pakistan Army was apprised of Indians working at the QICT through a discreet control of its holding company which has 75% shares and management control of the QICT. Pak Army was reportedly apprised of some directors of holding company of QICT who are Indians and have been handling Indian Ports in the past like Rizwan Sultanali Soomar, an Indian national and now Chairman & Director of M/s DP World Karachi has been head of APM Terminals investments in India, also served as Director of Gujrat Pipavav Port Limited, India and also served as Managing Director of Maersk Line India & Sri Lanka. Also Devang Mankodi, an Indian national, is Director of DP World Karachi and he has served as Director of Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal India and also worked in Logistics Company in India. This implies that QICT Port of Pakistan is controlled by Indians.
Ports are highly sensitive and strategic assets of Pakistan which cannot be given in the hands of nationals of hostile countries. With such management holding of Indians, electronic data and sensitive information like in and out movement at the Port and other classified information of Pakistan can always be shared with India.
Indian always tried to damage Pakistan at every forum and after every incident of terrorism in its territory. Extremist Indian PM Modi and their media started blaming Pakistan soon after Pulwama attack without any evidence. Then India announced the withdrawal of MFN status for Pakistan, following the attack, a move which would enable India to increase customs duty on goods coming from Pakistan. These are known tactics of India to divert global attention from gross human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir. Timings of this attack were benefitting Indian PM Modi as his party was losing ground in the elections. But Pakistan is fully capable and ready to thwart every misadventure by India.
The CIJ Pakistan informed the Chairman of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) through complaint/letter No. 165/CIJ/11/2018 dated November 12, 2018 regarding the above and specifically in terms of high security risk to our nation due to malpractice and illegalities of officials of PQA, QICT Pakistan Limited, M/s DP World Group and others. SECP, in its reply through a letter vide reference No. CLD/CCD/Misc./C&Q/2016-6300 dated December, 4, 2018 issued with the stamp and signature of Khurram Shahzad, Assistant Registrar of Companies admitted that “in regards to the appointment of Indian nationals in the M/s QICT Pakistan Limited, please be informed that the returns pertaining to the appointments have not yet been accepted by the concerned Registrar and the case has already been forwarded to the Ministry of Interior (the “MOI”) for clearance. Further course of action will be decided after the receipt of the clearance from MOI.”
SECP sources confirmed that Rizwan Sultanali Soomar and Devang Mankodi recently left Pakistan, fearing action from Pakistan Army against them.
Rizwan Sultanali Soomar
The Pak army also apprised of spying activities of Indians through discreet control of strategic QICT. Copies of the letter in this regard already sent to high ups including the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), the DG ISI, the DG MI, the DG ISPR, the DG Pakistan Rangers Sindh, the DG Intelligence Pakistan Navy, the DG Pakistan Maritime Securities Agency (PMSA), the Minister for Interior, the Minister for Maritime Affairs, the Chairman NAB and the DG FIA to take action against dangerous anti-state activities of Indian through QICT.
Pakistan Army is fully capable to defend the country’s territorial integrity against any Indian aggression. Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor says Pakistan armed forces are fully prepared to respond to any Indian misadventure. The Pakistan Army, he said, holds an impregnable ability to defeat India. Any misadventure by India would be given a befitting response, he added.
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has said that he “follows” his Pakistani counterpart COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa. General Rawat further commented, “Clearly, he is the chief of Pakistan Army so I have to.” In his reply, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, said that it would be better if the Indian army chief follows General Bajwa’s vision for regional peace, stability and progress. The DG ISPR, however, said for that, India has to unfollow enmity with Pakistan.