Pakistan information minister reveals, Hamza Afridi email ID created in India for sending email to New Zealand cricket board
ISLAMABAD, Sep 22 (Asia Free Press): Pakistan on Wednesday accused India of sending fake threat emails to New Zealand cricket officials and their families.
Speaking at a news conference, the country Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said India had played a key role in the cancellation of the New Zealand tour.
“A threat had been sent to the New Zealand cricket board from a fake Hamza Afridi’s email ID that was generated from India,” Hussain told reporters.
“The email ID generated for this purpose and only one email has been sent from there,” he added.
Last week, the New Zealand cricket board abruptly canceled its Pakistan tour just minutes before the first scheduled match cited security reasons.
While the board authorities also refused to share the threat information, which they received, with Pakistan.
After New Zealand, the English cricket board also announced to cancel its next month’s tour to the South Asian country over the security situation.
Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid termed the move as part of hidden hands “conspiracy”.
“I met with UK High Commissioner here in Islamabad and there is no threat to him,” the country Interior Minister said.
Last month ahead of the New Zealand team visit to Pakistan, the Indian media also published stories regarding a possible attack on the visiting team quoted a fake account of Taliban militant commander Ihsanullah Ehsan, which reportedly operated from New Delhi.
“Sunday Guardian has published articles against New Zealand team tour while Indian media quoted news from fake Ihsanullah Ehsan Facebook account,” Hussain added.
He demanded the International Cricket Council investigate the threats received by the New Zealand team and take action against the culprits.
Since the Afghan Taliban takeover Kabul last month, the western and Indian media accusing Pakistan of Taliban victory and the US, India defeat in Afghanistan.
However, Islamabad repeatedly rejected the accusations and said the US had signed a peace agreement with the Taliban because of Islamabad’s help and facilitation.
According to reports, During last 15 years India had established and running over 30 intelligence offices along with the Pakistan border for the facilitation of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Baloch insurgents groups based in Afghanistan and carrying out terrorist attacks inside Pakistan.
According to Pakistani authorities, over 80,000 civilians and security forces personnel lost lives while caused over $150 billion loss to its economy during the last 20 years by Indian sponsored terrorist groups.