Indian govt bent upon undermining regional peace for political interests: FM

Foreign minister says Pakistan has presented irrefutable evidence regarding Indian state terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will forcefully raise the matter of India’s evil conspiracies and state-sponsored terrorism at the international level.

In a statement on Monday, the foreign minister said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India is bent upon undermining regional peace and stability for its political interests and to divert attention from internal affairs. He said Modi’s conspiracy stands exposed after he killed forty Indian soldiers in Pulwama to win the elections.

The foreign minister said that Pakistan has presented irrefutable evidence regarding Indian state terrorism. He said that the EU-based DisinfoLab has further unmasked the evil face of India. He urged the world community to seriously take cognisance of the evidence provided against New Delhi.

Referring to the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), FM Qureshi stated that Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute. He said that voices are now being raised against India in the British parliament.

The foreign minister maintained that Pakistan is desirous of peace in the region but India wants to stoke unrest. He stressed that India is playing the role of spoiler in Afghanistan.

On January 16, India’s false flag operations against Pakistan were uncovered once again as New Delhi’s campaign to malign Islamabad’s reputation stood exposed before the world after a damning WhatsApp conversation between Arnab Goswami, chief editor of Republic TV, and Pratho Dasgupta – the incarcerated head of rating company Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) – was made public.

FM Qureshi’s remarks came a day after Pakistan expressed hope that the international community would hold India accountable for vitiating the regional security environment after it emerged that New Delhi had staged the Pulwama attack to ensure an election win for Narendra Modi.

At least 40 Indian paramilitary troops were killed in an attack that took place in February 2019 in Pulwama just weeks before the Indian parliamentary elections. India was quick to blame Pakistan for the attack and rejected repeated offers of cooperation by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Just days after the Pulwama attack, India sent its fighter jets across Pakistan, for the first time since the 1971 war, dropping bombs and hurrying back after being chased by PAF fighters.

The Indian media and authorities had claimed killing 250 to 300 terrorists in the Jaba area of Balakot. But the claims were not only rebuffed by Pakistan but also international media outlets that found no such evidence.

In reaction to the Indian airstrikes, Pakistan retaliated the very next day, shooting down two Indian planes of which one fell on the Pakistani side of the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan captured the Indian pilot but freed him soon to avoid the situation escalating out of control.


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