The home department of Pakistan's Punjab province has issued a high-alert to security agencies over an assassination threat to Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed from Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), reported The Times of India.
The department is said to have received the inputs on Thursday.
"It has been reliably learnt that RAW has planned to undertake high-value assassinations in Pakistan to create a wide-scale chaos," TOI quotes the circular issued by the department as stating.
It also stated that the RAW has already assigned to its agents the task of killing the Pakistani PM and the JuD chief. "RAW officials are planning to portray the actions as retaliatory strikes by extremist groups like Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan to avenge recent terrorist actions."
"Indian spy agency has also tasked its sources to gather all possible addresses of Hafiz Saeed in Punjab. The above-mentioned top-level actions have been planned to create anarchy in the country as a result of major acts of violence like assassination of the PM of Pakistan," the circular added, states TOI.
Sharif's special assistant Musadik Malik told Geo News that it was a conspiracy but â€˜we know how to protect our Prime Ministerâ€™.
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