FO rejects Indian minister’s remarks implying Pakistan’s involvement in terrorism

FO rejects Indian minister’s remarks implying Pakistan’s involvement in terrorism

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday “categorically rejected” Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s remarks insinuating Pakistan’s so-called involvement in “international terrorism”.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the remarks are “yet another manifestation of the Indian leaders’ obsession to concoct facts with respect to terrorism for misleading the international community and to point fingers at neighbours in a bid to mask India’s own well-known credentials as a state-sponsor of terrorism and a serial violator of human rights.” It added that that “nowhere is state-terrorism more evident” than in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) where occupation forces continued to “terrorise, torture and torment innocent Kashmiris with impunity”.

“The world is also aware of the ‘saffron terror’ orchestrated and unleashed by the BJP-RSS (Bharatiya Janata Party-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) zealots against Muslims in India,” the press release maintained.

It added that Pakistan was the “only country” to stem the tide of terror directed against it from “elements and states with inimical motives”.

“In reality, India has been involved in supporting terrorism against Pakistan from its own territory and from other countries in the region.

Indian news outlet The Hindu reported that Jaishankar, while speaking at an event in Vadodara city on Saturday, said: “No other country practices terrorism in the manner in which Pakistan has done. You show me anywhere in the world what Pakistan has done for so many years against India.”

The report added that the minister said that India was thought of as an “expert in IT (Information Technology)” while Pakistan was known as an “expert in International Terrorism”.