Ijaz Kakakhel Islamabad
Pakistan on Wednesday rejected the “baseless and frivolous” accusations made by Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, calling the Indian official’s tirade a “reflection of growing frustration” over New Dehli’s failure to malign and isolate Islamabad.
Responding to media queries regarding a series of recent statements made by the Indian FM targeting Pakistan, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zehra Baloch said that for the last several years, India had engaged in a malicious campaign to mislead the international community through a fictitious narrative of victimhood and vile anti-Pakistan propaganda.
“This practice must stop. India’s continued anti-Pakistan diatribe could not hide its brazen involvement in fomenting terrorism on Pakistan’s soil; nor can it conceal the reality of state-sponsored terrorism in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.”
“Instead of pointing fingers at others, India should itself end its involvement in terrorism, subversion and espionage against Pakistan,” the Spokesperson said.
She further said that Pakistan recently released a dossier containing irrefutable evidence that substantiated India’s involvement in the 2021 terrorist attack in a peaceful Lahore neighbourhood.
From the death of over 40 Pakistani nationals on Indian soil in the 2007 Samjhota Express tragedy to the arrest of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving Commander of Indian Navy, from within Pakistan in 2016, the evidence of Indian involvement in terrorism and sabotage is irrefutable and spans over decades and geographies, the spokesperson added.