‘India spent Rs 7 billion in Geneva to run anti-Pakistan campaign’
LAHORE: India has spent Rs7 billion to run an anti-Pakistan campaign in Geneva, Switzerland and the covert campaign was originated from Canada.
According to political analyst Agha Iqrar Haroon, a militant group first started to get anti-Pakistan articles published in Canadian newspapers before expanding their campaign.
Nadeem Kiani — a top level High Commission official for Pakistan to Ottawa — highlighted how the Canadian media was playing in the hands of India.
“Kiani asked as to how could someone level such allegations against a sovereign state,” Haroon said, adding that the envoy should be appreciated for countering the conspiracy.
He said India got anti-Pakistan advertisements published in Geneva through a company, which according to him, was paid through money laundering.
Earlier this week, Swiss Ambassador-designate to Pakistan, Thomas Kolly, was summoned by the Foreign Office in Islamabad to lodge a protest over an anti-Pakistan advertisement campaign in Geneva.
Pakistan has said that Switzerland should not let its territory be used against another sovereign country and such acts are against international law.
Drawing the attention of the Swiss Government to the issue, Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to United Nations at Geneva demanded the Swiss government to take strict actions against those involved in the campaign.
Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN), in a letter has requested the Swiss authorities to take action against those using Swiss soil to further the propaganda against Pakistan.