Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Director General (DG) of Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar Major General Babar Iftikhar has said that the international community has taken Pakistan's dossier regarding India's involvement in terrorist activities very seriously.
In an interview with Global Village Space (GVS), he said the objectivity of the debate around this dossier at international level is a major plus and we are going to take it forward from here.
The DG ISPR said despite India's best efforts, there has been a lot of objective analysis of what has been said in the dossier.
Major General Babar Iftikhar said the Foreign Office (FO) has the dossier presented it to the P-5 countries and it has also been presented to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General.
We are going to take it to every possible forum, the DG ISPR said, adding that a lot of effort is being put into this.
He said there has been a series of actions that have been taken after that, the Radio Pakistan reported.
Responding to a question, the DG ISPR said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a game changer for the region.
He said it is offering connectivity to the whole region and with that Pakistan becomes a connectivity hub for this whole region.
Major General Babar Iftikhar said this is a game changer in the sense that this project has the potential to bring prosperity to this whole region by connecting everyone. He said it is basically an economic project.
To a question, the DG ISPR said India is trying to target CPEC with the intention of not only to stop progress and development of Pakistan, but also tarnish international image of the country.
“Pakistan has formed two special divisions for the security of this project and other than that the state has around nine regular regiments also protecting this corridor at various locations from wherever it passes through,” he said.
Besides, there are paramilitary troops which are also deployed to protect the corridor, "Our Chinese partners are satisfied with the security arrangements," the DG ISPR said.
Regarding freedom struggle of Kashmiris, Major General Babar Iftikhar said India has been continuously trying to tag this indigenous movement with terrorism.
It is an indigenous freedom struggle as it is not possible to sustain a freedom struggle for more than 70 years, he said, adding that India has deployed around 900,000 troops inside Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) turning the region into an open prison.
The DG ISPR said that India is using social media as a tool to unleash negative propaganda against Pakistan as part of fifth generation warfare.
He said they are especially targeting the diplomatic, information, and economic, the military engagements on the Line of Control (LoC), financially and law fare domains to hurt Pakistan.
He said India is doing all this just to slow down the kind of progress and the kind of trajectory that Pakistan has for the future.
Replying to a question about growing strategic ties between India and the United States (US), Major General Babar Iftikhar said threat perception in our case is very clear as India is aiming at equipping itself with high-tech material.
“The international community has to understand that any major disturbance in the balance of power in South-Asia will be a major disaster, not only for the region, but also for the rest of the world, so this balance of power must be maintained at every level,” he added.
Talking about securing western border with Afghanistan, the DG ISPR said there is not a single inch of land along the Western border which is not being manned by our soldiers.
He said we have fenced about 83 percent of the Pakistan-Afghan border and fencing of the entire border with Afghanistan will be completed by the end of this month.
Regarding Pakistan-Iran border, Major Babar Iftikhar said that 30 percent of this frontier has been fenced so far and by December next year we will complete that also.
He said it is going to stop the smuggling of goods and narcotics. He said a new Border Management Division has been recently raised, which will be centrally articulating and managing all the points of entry, whether from sea, airports or land borders.
Commenting on Pakistan's role in the Afghan peace process, Babar Iftikhar said Islamabad has done everything that it can to facilitate the peace process.
Responding to a question regarding military to military engagement with other countries, the DG ISPR said that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa's vision is very clear that 'we need peace within, and we need peace around us.'
He said Pakistan's military leadership has reached out to the military leadership of the countries in the region and beyond.
Speaking about Pakistan Army's role in efforts to contain spread of the novel coronavirus under National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the DG ISPR said we started with the deployment of Pakistan Army soldiers, across Pakistan when we were trying to exercise some smart lockdowns.