Pakistan

FO says India involved in funding anti-state activities against Pakistan

Nafees Zakaria

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday said Japan’s endorsement of Indian viewpoint regarding Pakistan ‘s role in war against terror was highly regrettable.

“Compromising principles of inter-state relations for the sake of economic consideration in any situation is regrettable,” said Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria while responding to questions at the weekly briefing in Islamabad.

He made these remarks when his attention was drawn to the mentioning of Pakistan in the context of sheltering terror groups in the India-Japan joint statement made after Japanese Prime Minister’s last week’s visit to India.

The spokesperson said India was a country having a known track record of funding terrorism in neighbouring countries and blaming Pakistan for the terrorist attacks in its territory perpetrated by its own state agencies.

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To a query regarding the recent anti-Pakistan posters campaign in Geneva, Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan would continue to work with the United Nations and its member states to ensure that no individual or organization was given space for such vicious activities.

The spokesperson said Pakistan was fully aware of such malicious campaigns particularly since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had acknowledged the fact that India was involved in funding anti-state activities against Pakistan.

Responding to another question about statement of Indian Representative at the United Nations regarding Pakistan ‘s Kashmir stance, Nafees Zakaria said the statement reflects the respect that India has for the world body and its non-seriousness in commitment towards international conventions and laws on human rights.

He said Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be visiting Russia in first week of next month as part of regular bilateral exchanges.

He said the visit aimed at strengthening the existing relations and defence partnership.

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