This smuggling network has allegedly fueled the Khalistan movement and played a key role in the formation and operation of narco-terrorism.
A recent interview between retired Pakistani military officers Colonel Akbar Hussain and Major Adil Raja has revealed that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan operates an extensive smuggling network that involves high-ranking army officers.
This network has allegedly fueled the Khalistan movement and played a key role in the formation and operation of narco-terrorism.
Colonel Akbar Hussain, in the video interview, spoke to retired Pakistani military officer and YouTuber Major Adil Raja, who provided insight into the activities of the ISI.
According to Major Adil Raja, the ISI used individuals such as Khalistan Commando Force Chief Paramjit Singh Panjwad to operate drug cartels and target the youth in Punjab.
The intelligence agency facilitated the smuggling of drugs into India, using terrorists like Panjwad as pawns, according to Major Adil Raja.
Colonel Hussain explained that several high-ranking military officials are complicit in this illegal drug network, which reflects poorly on the battalion units and dishonours the Pakistani flag.
Major Adil Raja also alleged that the ISI raises funds under the guise of black operations, which are then misappropriated or used to finance smuggling and contraband networks.
He claims that Panjwad, under ISI protection, supplied illegal arms and drugs to India from across the border. The intelligence agency relied on Panjwad to escalate Khalistani separatism in Punjab and orchestrate terrorist attacks, such as the 1999 bomb blast near the Chandigarh passport office.
Panjwad, who was known as Malik Sardar Singh in Lahore, was ultimately gunned down by unidentified assailants on May 6, 2023, in Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan, and his organization, the KCF, was designated as a terrorist group by the Indian government in July 2020.
Major Adil Raja also alleged that the Pakistani army employed actresses as honey traps. Pakistani actress Sajal Aly has since responded to these defamatory allegations on social media.
Additionally, Major Adil Raja accused the ISI of tracking him and attempting to hack his virtual presence last month.
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