‘Bland denials’ will not change facts, Pakistan tells India
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday categorically rejected the Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ denial of “irrefutable evidence” provided by Pakistan on the Indian sponsorship of terrorism.
Fully exposed, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said, India has typically resorted to “sophistry, obfuscation and re-fabrication.” “Bland denials and regurgitation of old litany of charges, however, will not change facts,” he said.
The Dossier presented by Pakistan on Saturday extensively documents India’s active planning, promoting, aiding, abetting, financing and execution of terrorist activities against Pakistan.
Since 2001, the spokesperson said, Pakistan has faced more than 19,000 terrorist attacks on its soil and suffered 83,000 causalities. “The direct economic losses have been upward of US $ 126 billion. As a result of India’s sponsorship of terrorism, from across our borders, Pakistan continues to suffer immensely.”
He said India has mischievously masqueraded as a ‘victim’ of terrorism and sought to mislead the international community by hypocritically levelling terrorism-related allegations against Pakistan. “It has also conducted false flag operations in IIOJK and inside India to malign Pakistan. That façade has now been removed and the world can see the real face of India – one blackened by its decades-long state-terrorism in IIOJK and state-sponsored terrorism and destabilization efforts in Pakistan,” he maintained.
The most familiar and undeniable face of India’s state-sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan is Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav — caught red-handed in March 2016, Mr Chaudhri said and added his complicity in subversion, sabotage, and terrorism in Pakistan is part of the incontrovertible evidence against India.
“The world is also familiar with saffron terror orchestrated and unleashed by the RSS-BJP zealots against Muslims in India and against Pakistan Masterminds of Mecca Masjid, Ajmer Dargah, and Samjhota Express terrorist cases, like Swami Aseemanand, have been granted full state protection and acquitted in complete travesty of justice after having confessed to India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA).”
“Open threats to Pakistan by Indian civilian and military leaders, India’s sinister design to subvert China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and public statements by noted Indian politicians and senior security officials on ‘teaching Pakistan’ a lesson through use of terrorism constitute further incriminating evidence.”