The retired army officer had gone missing from Nepal about two months ago. Pakistan foreign officer had earlier told reporters that they had approached the governments of Nepal and India for help to trace the officer. In Pakistan, there has been insinuation in the media and elsewhere that Indian agencies were linked to the kidnapping.
But when Pakistan's Minister for States and Frontier Regions Gen (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch was asked by lawmakers why the government wasn't petitioning the International Court of Justice, the Dawn newspaper quoted the minister as saying, that they did not really have "any final report suggesting that the Indian intelligence agency was available" with the foreign ministry.
Asked if the "absence of concrete evidence" implied the Foreign Office was exonerating India on this count, the minister appeared to suggest that Pakistan was "100 per cent sure" about Indian involvement even if it did not have any evidence.
Mian Raza Rabbani, chairman of the Pakistan's parliament also directed Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz to brief the house on the steps taken by the government in this case.
(With inputs from PTI)
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