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ISLAMABAD: Soon after assuming office incoming UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will get a feel of Pak-India rivalry as Islamabad is set to raise the issue of Indian interference with him.

A dossier on captured Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and evidence of attempted violation of maritime boundary by an Indian submarine will be handed over by Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Monday (Jan 2) to Mr Guterres on his first working day at the UN headquarters in New York, officials said here.

Jadhav, a serving Indian navy officer and an operative of India’s intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), was caught by Pakistani security forces earlier this year. His capture was announced in March and was flaunted by military as “proof of Indian interference and state-sponsored terrorism”.

Editorial: The spy affair

In his recorded confessional statement, Jadhav accepted that he had been assigned by RAW to promote unrest in Balochistan and Karachi and had been working with the Baloch student organisations and insurgents and terrorist groups for the purpose.

Evidence about Kulbhushan, Indian sub’s intrusion attempt to be given to UN on Monday

The government, which had pledged to internationally expose Indian hand in terrorism at home, domestically faced a lot of criticism for the delay in presenting to the international community evidence of Jadhav’s involvement in subversive activities.

Responding to criticism in the Senate, Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had on Dec 7 said that “insufficient material” had been delaying the finalisation of the dossier.

“It is not that material has been provided and it’s lacking in English and we are overcoming it. The (provided) material, in our view, was insufficient,” Mr Aziz told a meeting of the Senate Committee of the Whole House.

The officials said on Friday that “the required additional information” has now been made available and the dossier has been completed.

They did not share the specifics, but said it would contain proofs that India was patronising terrorism in Pakistan.

The new UN chief would also be informed about the attempt by an Indian submarine to intrude into Pakistani waters before it was spotted and forced to abandon the mission.

Pakistan Navy while announcing its success in thwarting the Indian submarine’s infiltration bid had said that Indian Navy had “deceitfully deployed its submarines against Pakistan with ulterior motives”.

The submarine incident, which happened last month, coincided with the fourth Pak-China joint naval exercise for promoting maritime security and stability in the region and the start of shipping activity under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor from Gwadar.

Ambassador Lodhi had earlier in October 2015 presented three dossiers to the then secretary general Ban Ki-moon, which were said to be containing proofs of Indian interference in Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Karachi. But, the move did not get much traction.

When the attention of the officials was invited to the “credibility deficit” that Pakistan internationally faces, they expressed the hope that the UN would look into the fresh evidence that would be placed before it.

Published in Dawn December 31st, 2016

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YOURSTRULY Dec 31, 2016 07:50am

Wasn't this "dossier" submitted earlier? Interesting to see what's new

Sri Dec 31, 2016 07:56am

Hit submit and see what happens.

Aik tha majnoon Dec 31, 2016 08:02am

Indians don't want progress and prosperity of Pakistan.

Mohit (US) Dec 31, 2016 08:17am

That was quick.. just 9 months..good luck anyways..

Umer Salahuddin Dec 31, 2016 08:18am

Nothing will happen everything will go to waste basket. Under the US influence no country will endorse it because India is now need to counter china and Russia influence. Pakistan in return get same old message Do More. Do big powers not know Indian activities and sponsorship terrorism in Pakistan.

ibmx Dec 31, 2016 08:16am

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday kicked up a controversy by stating in the Senate that government could not finalise a dossier on captured Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav because of inadequate evidence provided so far.

Indus civilization Dec 31, 2016 08:30am

I feel this will not be enough. As dossiers were made by India as well but China vetoed it. I feel for Pakistan it will be 4-1 .

Tintu Dec 31, 2016 08:31am

Last para summarise it all... :)

A Dec 31, 2016 08:33am

Difficult for others to believe the Pak govt when they don't believe in their story themselves..

Namo Dec 31, 2016 08:44am

Don't waste your taxpayers money on these dossiers no one listens to you.There is a distinct lack of maturity as far as Pakistan foreign policy is concerned.

klp Dec 31, 2016 08:46am

Wasn't it already given??

point of view Dec 31, 2016 09:04am

Good luck...

Ramsay Bolton: Our blades are sharp. Dec 31, 2016 09:17am

What happened to the previous dossier?

Jim Dec 31, 2016 09:23am

Leave that poor guy who was captured in Iran and smuggled into Pakistan. There is no proof against him, as stated by the advisor to the PM. No spy will carry a passport of his own country. Why not let UN interrogate him to come out with a conclusion. This is all internal which is the reason of this spate of bloodshed, this problems will not go away just by blaming neighbouring countries.

na ji na Dec 31, 2016 09:23am

Another round of humiliation.

LAHORI KID Dec 31, 2016 09:40am

I thought the dossier was given to the Indians long ago, I also remember that the government claimed to have had solid evidence in the regard, now Mr. Aziz is saying that it wasn't sufficient?

cricket lover Dec 31, 2016 09:42am

It will definitely work this time. Dossier will reflect an ugly face of India to the international community.

D&d Dec 31, 2016 10:02am

And they say we lack in diplomacy.. lol

Thor Dec 31, 2016 10:21am

Let's publish that dossier on Facebook and Twitter , so that more people will be able to access creativity!

Turthpays Dec 31, 2016 10:22am

Always remember the credibility of the country becomes significant on the world stage. I am afarid about the fate of the dossier.

sameer Dec 31, 2016 10:27am

Finally!! hey wait, Is this really a final dossier ? And you really going to submit it in UN?

alla bux Dec 31, 2016 10:30am

War of the dossiers if good while war of the bullets is bad.

Mazhar Zubairi Dec 31, 2016 10:31am

Really funny. It will be another round of humiliation for Pakistan people. The reason for this is the bureaucrats and politicians of Pakistan who had lost all the credibility and they are laughing stock in front of world body. History had shown any time they go to world body they get kicked around. I dont understand how Ms. Lodhi is still opn this job.

Muser Dec 31, 2016 10:36am

The article sums it all in one word: “credibility deficit”.

A good number of countries has their own intelligence ops running in Pakistan, they know the truth no matter what you prepare in dossier.

mkb Dec 31, 2016 10:46am

When the attention of the officials was invited to the “credibility deficit” thas'it .

Diplomacy works Dec 31, 2016 11:04am

Some assumptions and correlations, that's it all.

Yawar Dec 31, 2016 11:11am

Would there be a mention that Kulbhushan was operating from Iran, will that expose Iranian complicity in the whole affair. I don't think naming india without exposing the whole conspiracy will be convincing enough.

Global Peace Dec 31, 2016 11:23am

Submit it fast and ask Chinese to put sanctions against India.

Bhola BhalA Dec 31, 2016 11:27am

Great! It took a while right? Let's see the results.

Kalim Swat Dec 31, 2016 11:32am

This proof is enough!

San Dec 31, 2016 11:47am

@Thor Alongside all previous ones....

javed Dec 31, 2016 11:54am

We should hand over Kubhusan to a third party investigating agency to prove that we are not cooking up a story. Why are we not doing that? What are we trying to hide? Nobody in the world stage believes us? We need to do some introspection.

Khanm Dec 31, 2016 12:05pm

Food for thought..How come we collect all the evidence so fast and rapid against india..But never fast enough when it come to Panama leak or corruption..Wonder why we lack that expertise in that area...

Zealot Dec 31, 2016 12:08pm

You provided Dossiers To UN earlier But Nothing Happened.the Fact is International relations are dominated by might not right.we have two Options either we Can opt for Preventive diplomacy against india like we are doing against US or We should Answer India in the same manner.....

pk Dec 31, 2016 12:42pm

@cricket lover Good Luck.

pk Dec 31, 2016 12:45pm

Wouldn’t it better to make this dosier public even better throuh a great publication DAWN. Let all the people of Subcontinent and other nations readit and make judgement.

pk Dec 31, 2016 12:48pm

If Pakistan is so sure he is a spy then why not allow Indians to intoragate this SPY.

Ed Khan Dec 31, 2016 12:51pm

@Tintu I think India has more of an issue with "credibility", where a massive surgical strike claim was rejected by major Countries.

Rawalpindi express Dec 31, 2016 01:02pm

At least let Indian embassy meet its national.....credibility deficit off course if you can't even allow that !

kenneth Dec 31, 2016 01:10pm

@sameer They dont talk no less than UN .

RINA Dec 31, 2016 01:51pm

Peace is a prerequisite to gaining prosperity.

AKKS Dec 31, 2016 02:05pm

@cricket lover, It will definitely work this time. Dossier will reflect an ugly face of India to the international community.

This is not cricket!

luke furtado Dec 31, 2016 02:35pm

'Credibility issues' are the key words in this entire article.....

Syed F. Hussaini Dec 31, 2016 02:39pm

Spies, too, are human.

He is all squeezed of the information he had.

Trade him or simply let him go home.

Let us be human.

His loved ones are waiting for him the way our loved ones wait for us to come home after work.



NEWNATION1 Dec 31, 2016 03:06pm

India is having more power in UN

Dr. SalariA, Aamir Ahmad Dec 31, 2016 03:24pm

Please publish it immediately so that the real face of the so-called "biggest sham democracy" in the world could be exposed to everybody.

SHAHID MAHMOOD Dec 31, 2016 03:27pm

@Syed F. Hussaini Well you let one go they will send ten more to take his place. Apart from the ones that are already hiding in karachi.

Merchant Dec 31, 2016 03:34pm

@Aik tha majnoon "Indians don't want progress and prosperity of Pakistan" and they must expect Pakistan to be supportive of India!! Tit for twat.

arun bajaj Dec 31, 2016 03:41pm


The end is near Dec 31, 2016 03:46pm

Nothing will happen in favour of Pakistan.

freddy Dec 31, 2016 03:49pm

Indian export of terrorism into Pakistan should be exposed at all levels.

Sebatian Dec 31, 2016 04:00pm

@Jim Pak should be more vigilant against Indian evil design.

Syed F. Hussaini Dec 31, 2016 04:09pm


Trade them all in!

Namo Dec 31, 2016 04:19pm

@freddy irrelevant statement prove it.

Syed F. Hussaini Dec 31, 2016 04:23pm



Ejaz Dec 31, 2016 04:58pm

@javed. Good one, yes please publish the details this time. No point in keeping it hidden, so far its just talk, we should all get to see proof.

Bitter truth Dec 31, 2016 05:24pm

What about global terrorism sponsored from within Pakistan?

SAHH Dec 31, 2016 06:06pm

For those who say, "Wasn't it already given": it seems you guys just do not read the news in detail and just focus on the word 'dossier'. Yes previously one was presented but that was not about Jadhav but about Human Rights violation in Kashmir. This dossier is about espionage carried out by Indians on Pakistani soul.

Mansoor Ali Khan Dec 31, 2016 06:42pm

A spy is a spy, but let us not simply attribute or blame all terrorist acts in our country to this one Indian spy. In 2016, 1801 people were killed in terrorist acts in Pakistan. Was it this one spy who did it all or even one?. We need to introspect too instead of passing the blame...

Downuder Dec 31, 2016 07:02pm

@Umer Salahuddin To point finger at some one else's sins, you need to acknowledge your own first.

kabir Dec 31, 2016 07:09pm

Any amount of complaints with Ban Ki Moon did not get any attention because of the credibility issue. Now Antonio Guterres is taking over the office. So we are trying to push this. We should introspect why we lost credibility in the world stage and address it first.

Fried Chillies Dec 31, 2016 07:34pm

Happy New year Pakistanis. May the new year grant you renewed strength and peace.

M Waseem K Dec 31, 2016 07:42pm

@Mohit (US) Talk about India where 9 years are considered quick ???

M Waseem K Dec 31, 2016 07:43pm

@Umer Salahuddin US does not have the same influence anymore -

M Waseem K Dec 31, 2016 07:54pm

@Jim truth is coming out to the front - accepting for you is difficult?? understandable but first India has to allow UN to hold plebiscite in Kashmir which is the world understanding, before you asking UN to interrogate kullibushan an Indian navy serving personnel. Which UN has not asked for. India should talk to Israel who is trying to terrorize UN on approvals passed against Israel - both Indsrael or Israind should form a UN of its own????

M Waseem K Dec 31, 2016 07:55pm

@Downuder first the sins seen by world and open to all eyes in the world will be addressed

Khawar Saleem Aslam Dec 31, 2016 08:50pm

Delay should be seen on account of what Pakistani intelligence agencies are willing to share as a specific case. Terming the delay as credibility gap is inaccurate description. American expulsion of Russians is not example.

NAEEM Dec 31, 2016 09:36pm

What a waste of time and energy

aslam shaikh1 Dec 31, 2016 09:40pm

This dossier should be leaked to all major news outlets

fauzi Dec 31, 2016 10:02pm

How come yet again one more dossier of one Jadev, while in Parliaent said no proof but these so called burocrats make new dossier? Is it not strange, who is running the show.

Khwarezmi Dec 31, 2016 10:09pm

Kulboshan Yadev should be punished as a terrorist which he and his RAW gang are.

Zak Dec 31, 2016 11:15pm

Good move by pakistan, keep the pressure and focus on india and its activities. Keep tainting Indias false image and categorizing it as Pakistan-India dispute over kashmir. Don't relent on this one. Such things resonate in the UN for long and become discussion topics all the way back to their governments back home. The dosier on kashmir IOK of pellet blinded children moved Ban ki moon so much, he personally rang several countries admonishing indian activities. This forced india to stop using such tactics.

Zak Dec 31, 2016 11:17pm

@Mohit (US) still a discussion topic. We have our luck.

MG Jan 01, 2017 12:31am

Don't waste your taxpayers money on these dossiers no one listens to you.There is a distinct lack of maturity as far as Pakistan foreign policy is concerned.

Aditya sharma Jan 01, 2017 12:53am

@AKKS good luck

Zak Jan 01, 2017 01:33am

@kabir IOK, pellets, 4 and 7 year old children blinded, 140 killed, hospitals raided, youth disappeared. Yes, introspect.

Arif khan Jan 01, 2017 01:48am

Its a good step to present Indian interference in Pakistan before the UN new secretary general.

Vurrs Jan 01, 2017 04:35am

Dear Syed F. Hussaini

Great respect for your comment, people like you needed all over the world, hats off to you.


LAHORI KID Jan 01, 2017 08:01am

I truly wish our leaders would refrain from making premature comments regarding serious issues, its better to be safe and accurate than putting your foot in your mouth.

Ash Jan 01, 2017 08:11am

@Global Peace China has $100 dollors trade with INDIA.Can they afford to do this.

KING KHAN Jan 01, 2017 08:45am

@javed You nailed it brother Javed Bhai.

Chetan Jan 01, 2017 01:12pm

@Aik tha majnoon Pakistani politicians do not want ppl of Pakistan to progess.

Persecuted Kashmiris {Republic of Jammu and Kashmir { Srinagar} Jan 01, 2017 05:37pm

@Sri , do act like sadhu and foretller. you sound as if you are something heavenly that you know the result and that in a way you sound, for indian favour. Once submitted, your sobs will be heard across the border , republic of jammu and kashmir. It will raise the lid of the crimes that you have committed in Republic of jammu and kashmir and how innocent people of occupied land are being humilated every day by indian forces. Go india go back.

salam Jan 02, 2017 10:01am

@Persecuted Kashmiris {Republic of Jammu and Kashmir { Srinagar} By the way what is this republic of J&K and when was it created? I was looking at the list of nations on UN website and I couldn't find it.

Syed F. Hussaini Jan 02, 2017 11:01am


Thank you so much, Sir!

I am honored.


Happy New Year!

FL.BL Jan 02, 2017 11:41am

Dossier will bring no change

Mahesh Jan 02, 2017 01:42pm

@Syed F. Hussaini

Hi , Appreciate your views. Trust, world needs people like.

Mahesh Jan 02, 2017 01:44pm

@javed Your comment is appreciable.

Mahesh Jan 02, 2017 01:49pm


Your comment is are full of guts man.

Syed F. Hussaini Jan 03, 2017 05:32am



Thank you very much, Sir!

You are so kind.

Happy New Year!