Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir on Monday again made it clear that if more names are disclosed in Agosta submarine scam, undoubtedly “we will take provocative action against them”. He expressed these views during a brief chat with journalists after participating in a simple but dignified ceremony held in Islamabad. The Naval Chief opined that at the moment, Agosta submarine scam was under formal hearing in a French court, adding that all the culprits involved in the heinous crime had been given punishment, and if more names were disclosed then “we will take further action in this regard”.
“We will not spare culprits involved in sheer corruption”, he maintained. Regarding Afghanistan, he went to say that instability in Afghanistan was directly linked to Pakistan. He said Pakistan Navy was fully prepared to protect maritime territory of the country. He said he would strive to the best of his capacity to live up the expectations of the leadership and the nation while performing his duties. Replying to volleys of questions, the Naval Chief said Pakistan did not wish or even think of any kind of confrontation between Iran and the USZ, adding “Iran is our brotherly country, hence we have no rancour against it.”
It is critical to note that French officials, earlier, had blamed the current puppet president of Pakistan Mr. Zardari of being directly involved in massive corruption in the same scandal.