Atrocities by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir ‘matter of deep concern’ for Pakistan
Islamabad—India is financing terrorism in Pakistan and open evidences are available on its involvement in subversive activities, Foreign Office said on Thursday.
Spokesman Nafees Zakaria, commenting on the recent statement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as saying that “one single nation” was spreading terrorism in South Asia, said “India was in fact that single nation”.
In an obvious reference to Islamabad, Narendra Modi at the G20 forum had said that “one single nation in South Asia is spreading agents of terror in countries of our region.”
The Spokesman at a weekly press briefing here said the confessional statement made by Indian Intelligence Agency RAW’s officer Kalbhushan Yadav had made it clear that which country was in fact spreading terrorism.
When asked if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will raise the issue of Kalbhushan Yadav at the upcoming UN General Assembly session, the Spokesman said “the issue of Indian involvement would definitely be highlighted”.
“The issue will be raised because of its direct links with incidents of terrorism in Pakistan,” he said. The Foreign Office Spokesman said 62 days of continued atrocities by Indian security forces in Occupied Kashmir was a “matter of deep concern” for Pakistan.
He mentioned that 90 innocent civilians had been martyred so far along with 700 injured by shots of pellet guns.
He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s objective of sending his 22 special envoys abroad was to highlight India’s unjustified occupation of Kashmir and the ongoing brutalities in the valley. When asked about the prospects of envoys convincing the countries already under Indian influence, he expressed the confidence that getting the message across through parliamentarians would prove “very effective”.
The Spokesman dismissed the Indian claims that UN Security Council’s Resolutions had become ineffective after the 1972 Simla Agreement between Pakistan and India, saying that “in no way the Simla Agreement overrules the UNSC Resolutions”.
On Pakistan’s alleged linkage with North Korea on nuclear proliferation, he said such reports originated from Asian News International, which was based in India. He termed these reports as “clearly politically motivated” and said it would be illogical and irrational for Pakistan to carry out such clandestine operations and risk its repute in international community.
When drawn attention towards the United States asking Pakistan to “do more” against terrorists, he said in addition to such demands, there also had been repeated acknowledgment by U.S. about Pakistan’s counter terrorism efforts. —APP