ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office repudiated the allegations made by Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Wednesday, “Pakistan rejects the baseless and frivolous accusations,” says FO.
A week ago, Indian Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, made a veiled attack on Pakistan and termed it the “epicenter of terrorism”.
In an interview with a popular Austrian TV show said that he could have used much harsher words for India’s neighbor for its role in promoting cross-border terrorism, even as he criticized Europe for not “condemning the practices that have been going on for multiple decades.”
“This is a country which has attacked the Parliament of India some years ago, which attacked the city of Mumbai, which went after hotels, and foreign tourists, which every day sends terrorists across the border,” said Jaishankar about the Mumbai attacks of 2008.
In a press briefing, the FO said, “Pakistan rejects the baseless and frivolous accusations made by the Indian External Affairs Minister.
“His latest tirade is a reflection of growing frustration over India’s failure to malign and isolate Pakistan,” said FO
The FO admonished, “Instead of pointing fingers at others, India should itself end its involvement in terrorism, subversion, and espionage against Pakistan.”
While discussing the attacks committed by India, the Foreign Office said, “From the death of over 40 Pakistani nationals on Indian soil in the 2007 Samjhota Express tragedy to the arrest of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving Commander of Indian Navy, from within Pakistan in 2016, the evidence of Indian involvement in terrorism and sabotage is irrefutable and spans over decades and geographies.”
This isn’t the first time when Indian Ministers imposed allegations against Pakistan. Earlier, at the beginning of last month, Jaishankar called Pakistan the sponsor of terrorism.
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