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Foreign Secretary jalil Abbas Jilani.—AFP/File Photo
Foreign Secretary jalil Abbas Jilani.—AFP/File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has shared with India evidence of foreign interference in Balochistan and has raised the issue at every relevant forum, foreign secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said Saturday.

Speaking to reporters after a briefing of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Jilani on Saturday said that there was evidence of Indian interference in Balochistan, and that it was being raised at all forums.

He said that the issue was also raised by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh during their meeting in New York.

The foreign secretary pointed out that there were reservations with India over the issue of terrorism. He said terrorism was a concern not only for Pakistan but for India as well, but stressed that pointing fingers and hurling accusations was not a solution.

Pakistan wants to resolve all outstanding issues with Indian, including Kashmir, through the process of dialogue, he said.

Kashmir, claimed in full by both India and Pakistan and divided by the heavily-militarised Line of Control (LoC), has remained a central point of tension between the two neighbouring countries. The two sides also often trade allegations of ceasefire violations from both sides of the disputed border.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh in New York on Sunday for the first time since Sharif swept to power in May promising an improvement in relations with regional neighbours.

Sharif has insisted on dialogue with India as the mainstay of his foreign policy and “the only way forward" in normalising the situation with India.

India accuses Pakistan of allowing militants to use its soil to mount attacks against India. Pakistan blames the other for aiding separatist militant groups based in Balochistan.

During their meeting on the sidelines of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the two leaders agreed to reduce tensions and restore ceasefire at the disputed Kashmir border as a first step in defusing tensions and restoring lasting peace in the region.

Singh will step down as prime minister of India next year.

Comments (81) Closed

vijaychennai Oct 05, 2013 03:48pm

India will share and so does Pakistan. Net result is zero

Arif Aslam Khan Oct 05, 2013 04:31pm

Now we have seen over last 65 years that India does not come to Terms and has blatantly thrown the UN Resolutions in the bin when its PM Manmohan Singh claimed that Kasmir is India's integral part the option of any more dialogue should be stopped forthwith and all contacts & relations with India should be ceased. We have seen enough of India always blaming Pakistan for every even that takes place there, its part of Indian hegemony Policy that Pakistan should be kept on toes.

This may sound a bit hawkish but my Comment nor myself are Hawkish,its high time that our weak leadership, flawed foreign Policy & imbesile approach towards India must be blamed for the failure on Kashmir crisis and we should devise a new path in order to stand with pride in International community.

Dialogue for peace has always been a success in History but exceptions are always there, in case of India-Pakistan relations dialogue is a failure, only firm stand on Kashmir issue with an iron hand is a solution, I can bet with this type of approach neither India nor the International community can bear the pressure. We just have to prove that we are a strong Nation.

G.A. Oct 05, 2013 05:00pm

How about sharing with the people of Pakistan who you were elected to serve by them?

G.A. Oct 05, 2013 04:56pm

How about sharing it with the people of Pakistan who you are suppose to serve and who pay your salary?

kamal Oct 05, 2013 05:43pm

as long as the Govt blames foreign interference and does not address the grivience of Baloch--- your nightmare will continue

Sheetal Oct 05, 2013 05:48pm

Ambiguous statements to mislead " Pakistan has shared with India evidence of foreign interference in Baluchistan.." Is this foreign India ? and what is the evidence ? It shows Pakistan will not act against terror but instead throw baseless allegations..

Ragu Oct 05, 2013 06:03pm

It is so unfair that other nations are interfering in Pakistan's internal affairs. Considering how nicely Pakistan has kept its nose out of the affairs of its neighbors, this is outrageous that someone is supporting the rebels. The good nature and peace loving attitude of a noble and non-interfering Pakistan is being exploited.

karuna shankar bajpai Oct 05, 2013 06:31pm

Both country should respect sentiments of their citizens.solution of all problem lays in dialogue not in exchange of power or showing each other low.I want to reassure that india is not a country to take way of war for any minor respects borders and same expect from other too.

FactCheck Oct 05, 2013 06:57pm

Please tell the foreign secretary, it is not just India but the whole world considers Pakistan the epicenter of terrorism. Proof is also in Pakistan with daily killings and weekly bomb blasts.

First step in solving any problem is accepting there is a problem

syed baqar ahsan Oct 05, 2013 06:55pm

Indian act themselves against their own people for their national interest and frame case in such a manner and it is fully supported by their media and start campaign against Pakistan and grill us so badly that face saving become difficult,in our case we so poor and lack professionalism as demonstrated by foreign secretary and other ministers all levels.Our soft image is nowhere liked rather taken for granted and bullied every time.

syed baqar ahsan Oct 05, 2013 07:10pm

This is simplistic approach doesn't work as far as Indian are concern they are violate rs of all laws and treaties,we have lot many rightful claims over Indians.Indian have no claim on us to get from us,so mature,well thought and worded aggressive statements required to issued because courtesy in diplomacy never paid.

Rana Oct 05, 2013 08:42pm

As usual whatever Pakistan says always falls on deaf ears when it comes to Indian involvement anywhere in Pakistan.

K. Khan Oct 05, 2013 08:45pm

"Evidence of interference". Mr. Foreign Secretary, please don't be shy in the selection of words. it is the "Evidence of Terrorism" for God sake.

Yaqoot Oct 05, 2013 09:10pm

More sharing of evidence it will do no good, meeds to be a tit for tat, indian punjab is ripe for another uprising lets get it on please, no need for complaints who would listen?

Ali Oct 05, 2013 10:20pm

Finally. Pakistan should have brought this up in UNO as well.

Ali Oct 05, 2013 10:15pm

Finally. Pakistan should have brought this up in UNO as well.

Raj Oct 06, 2013 12:09am

hey Indians: Stay out of Pakistan's internal affairs.

SAL Oct 06, 2013 01:03am

If Indian PM can go to US President with a big bundle of complaints and so called proof of interference in Kashmir why couldn't Pakistan's PM have done the same?

Sanjay Oct 06, 2013 03:07am

@Arif Aslam Khan: Have you actually read the UN resolutions on Kashmir?

pmrao Oct 06, 2013 03:19am

@Arif Aslam Khan: as regards UN resolutions you see the resolutions and you will find that pakistan is the violator of Un resolutions by not vating the occupied territory in addition to the fact it was pakistan which violated india/pakistan/britain agreement of partition by invading kashmir pakistan has acceeded to india in afully legal manner as regards baluchistan please tell one incident where india has participated to any of the imdian news channels.and they will take up the matter my friend from pakistan should remember mumbai attack and inform us what pakistan is doing. please request your government to cut off ties with india and solve the problem by force.we indians will be eternally thankful to you for that. please we also request to cut off all ties with india for which we will be greatful.we are unable to persuade our PM to do thaat because he is expecting nobel prize for his actions

Jk Oct 06, 2013 03:40am

@Ragu: I doubt they will ever get your sarcasm

Asif K Oct 06, 2013 04:09am

@syed baqar ahsan: I am pleased to see indians are reading our newspapers, hopefully they have had enough of times of india.

Ado Oct 06, 2013 04:49am

Sure sure sure. The world will definitely believe Pakistan over India. Lol.

Ado Oct 06, 2013 04:59am

@Arif Aslam Khan: Pride? Pakistan? In the international community? Please get back on yr meds soon

Mandeep Oct 06, 2013 05:17am

Read the news says all. They are all well crafted statements with no substance in them. Why to say "shared with India evidence of foreign interference in Balochistan" Who is this foreign ??? and what you mean 'shared' ??? You say emphatically that Pakistan handed over the evidence of Indian involvement. Can you state so much ???? No. Since Indians say so we will also say so..but Indian views of terrorism is shared by many who is ready to buy your stories ??

Najma Oct 06, 2013 06:01am

The statement made by foreign secretary is from a point of weakness. He is afraid to make strong statement because the evidence lacks credibility and he has spent considerable time in India so he does not want to piss off his old friends.

rajesh Oct 06, 2013 06:28am

hellllllo!!! I did not see any reference if INdian interference other than in the headline - is there any proof that Mr Sharif can give that India is meddling with Pakistan?

Ajay Vikram Singh Oct 06, 2013 07:32am

India-pak disputes wont be solved till we have strong leadership in both nations. A leadership that has the respect and mandate of entire country. For that to happen pakistan will have to go through a long phase of transformation. India needs to be conscious of the fact that pakistan may want peace with india. See, the problem is nobody in india really believes that pakistan can ever wish for peace. This is what they call deficit of trust. We need to understand that Pakistan was created on an anti-india idea and india will never forget that. Peace can come to the sub-continent only when a visionary and strong leadership emerges in pakistan that redefines the very idea of pakistan vis a vis India. Problem lies in the confused ideology upon which pakistan was created. We need to reform history itself or at least put that in the right perspective. We need leaders not politicians.

Ajay Vikram Singh Oct 06, 2013 07:32am

@Arif Aslam Khan: Arif, You can try that. In the process of proving pakistan a strong nation, you will get to know the strength of india too. Be careful of what you ask for, because you will get that only. If you want a show of strength then dont worry brother, you will see a show of strength. If you wish for peace then you will have peace. Search your soul and ask for better things. Its a short life.

mike jackson Oct 06, 2013 08:38am


The solution for Baloch problems is for the people who looted Balochistan for the last 60 years to pay them back every penny with interest and distribute that wealth among every Baloch individual. Now everyone knows who looted Balochistan ..and who prospered the most from the bounties of the honorable Baloch nation. You know !!! Its not something that can be forgotten by the Baloch people by some verbal apologies . Its pay back time .

Ravi Dallas TX Oct 06, 2013 09:05am

Is it April 1st yet ?

Nehal Oct 06, 2013 10:16am

Pakistan is a victim of terrorism not epicenter. The major unfortunate thing for Pakistan is its geo strategic location and volatile neighborhood. If India is not involved in Baluchistan instability than the question is that why India has elongated comprehensive infrastructure of consulates in Afghanistan. What Afghanistan can give to India? And how the Indian weapons are traced out in Balochistan and Afghan insurgency. The spill over from Afghnistan of terrorist to South Asis remote areas cannot be denied. But Indian elements are traced out in Afghanistan also. This is not a by the way joke that foreign secretary spoke about this. It is at the interstate level which is based on facts not on any hallucination. Creating instability in other country cannot remove one's own dilemma of inside country.

FactsFirstForIndia Oct 06, 2013 10:23am

@G.A.: Yes all classified information should be made public. Great idea. If its one thing we can all appreciate of the Indian government, its transparency!

FactsFirstForIndia Oct 06, 2013 10:30am

@FactCheck: "Epicenter" of terror? What does that even mean... As opposed to Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya...

And even if it does have terrorists operating within its territory, how does that in any way diminish the fact that India is active in supporting terrorists in Balochistan?

Ravi Ingale from Pune Oct 06, 2013 11:02am

Hitler's Golden word "When you won the war nobody ask you the reason how did you win it?, but when you lost it then you've to explained it thoroughly why did you lost it?" Pakistan is explaining its lost war and try to put it on India.

Ali Vaqar Awan Oct 06, 2013 11:16am

Pakistan has to be more careful and tactful when dealing with India. Both sides should address each others problems rather fighting. Dialogues should be continued and more steps should be taken to towards peaeful measures. Its government and politicians from both sides are unnecessarily creating problems. It should remain till political level and should effect at civiliian, sporting and trading level. For example, England and Australia, have rivilary but they never let it get effected at civilian level, all other relations resume as per normal. Hope Pakistan and India realize it before it gets too late.

ala Oct 06, 2013 11:51am

Pakistan can also blame india for taliban's attack. Everybody will believe

John Oct 06, 2013 12:05pm

How long has India shared the Kashmir and Afghanistan terror evidence with Pakistan? Does it matter? If we consider Afghanistan and Kashmir terror as fair play against India then why does India not get fair play on our weak areas?

AZEEZ Oct 06, 2013 12:16pm

the evidence pakistan shared with India are Indian Medicines and construction equipments came from Afganistan

Masoud Oct 06, 2013 12:27pm

For other matters the govt & Pakistan Media are very swift but when it comes to providing evidences of Indian interference in Baluchistan both are very slow. This is the reason we always hear from Indians that Pakistan hardly provides any evidence of Indian interference.

Yash Oct 06, 2013 12:57pm

@Sanjay: Yes I Have. Have you Asif Bhai ? You can't deny the facts.Please try to swallow your pride for a few minutes and read the U.N. Regulation and then make your comments.

FactsFirstForIndia Oct 06, 2013 01:12pm

@Ado: When there is evidence, its not a matter of belief or disbelief, its a matter of accepting a reality.

FactsFirstForIndia Oct 06, 2013 01:09pm

@Ajay Vikram Singh: Indian strength! lol. Lets see it.

Shanzae Oct 06, 2013 01:16pm

Pakistan is unfortunately blessed with a very volatile neighborhood. This is a pinching question that what kind of intimacy which India has with Afghanistan that it developed a comprehensive elongated infrastructure in Afghanistan which make the easy access to Pakistani territory. And also how the Indian weapons come in the insurgencies of Pakistan? This is a state level observation which certainly accompanied certain practical proofs also.

ali Oct 06, 2013 01:25pm

@Yaqoot: yes agreed, untill peace comes we are enemies right

Syed Oct 06, 2013 01:32pm

Very interesting to see the number of 'thumbs up' and 'thumbs down' on each of the below comments. It seems DAWN website is taken over by readers from our neighbouring country !

Shah Faisal Oct 06, 2013 01:55pm

We should strengthen ourselves rather than blaming others for our failure.

Jaya kumar Oct 06, 2013 02:17pm

@Asif K: So you are proud that even Indians are reading paki newspapers.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sam Oct 06, 2013 04:10pm

Sole purpose of Indian presence in Afghanistan is to destabilize Pakistan. Taliban deserve a come back in Kabul, true medicine to get rid of Hindu cancer.

Ado Oct 06, 2013 04:54pm

@Syed: We like watching slow motion train wrecks

Ado Oct 06, 2013 05:00pm

@Asif K: Know thy enemy

Jeevan Oct 06, 2013 05:06pm

WoW - You made my day ! Our ISI has succeeded in what the mighty U.S. could not. Through the volatile border they first tackled the Afghan Taliban, then they tackled the Pakistni forces on Af Pak border, then cruised through the Pakistani Taliban strongholds and reached the Baluchi people to incite and arm them. Sounds wonderful.

Ado Oct 06, 2013 05:01pm

@Ali: They have many times. As usual disbelieved

Hassaan Oct 06, 2013 05:13pm

"Baghal men churi, mun men raam raam ". India has been meddling in Balochistan for quite too long and yet to the world, they project themselves as victims/affectees of terrorism.

M. Siddique Oct 06, 2013 05:47pm

@SAL : Indian Prime Minister did not go to US with proof of any kind. He simply demonstrated his belcose rhetoric. These photo op session nothing more.

Nadeem Houston Oct 06, 2013 06:31pm

@Ravi Dallas TX : May be it's April 1st in Dallas. Wake Up Ravi, Wake UP.

Akkkk Oct 06, 2013 08:38pm

@Ajay Vikram Singh: Who told you pakistan was made on confused ideology....Kindly see history and read two nation theory its very much clear and i think Pakistan don't need to justify anything specially to India

Navtej Oct 06, 2013 08:45pm

Why not shared with people of India and Pakistan

Omar Haroon Oct 06, 2013 09:02pm

Was hoping for more information concerning this "proof" than just a sensational statement that pops up in the Pakistani media once in while. Would be great if we could get something tangible for a change so that we can ascertain for ourselves whether what's going on in Balochistan is mainly our security forces causing more havoc in the region and using this as an excuse to divert attention or if there is actual Indian meddling involved.

Parvez Oct 06, 2013 10:31pm

@FactsFirstForIndia: What transparency?

Manish Gupte, PhD Oct 06, 2013 10:31pm

It is better to avoid encouraging terror! Many people in Pakistan and India like each other. Trade is a better weapon. People get used to a standard of living and when trade is suddenly withdrawn the damage can be bad.

mady Oct 06, 2013 11:27pm

@Arif Aslam Khan: To use iron-hand, you must first learn to crawl and then stand firmly your feet.

faisal baloch Oct 06, 2013 11:27pm

@mike jackson: be sure that baloch ppl were only looted by the Bugtis..

GoHallam Oct 06, 2013 11:46pm

Afghanistan must have access to Arabian Sea. Baluchistan and Afghanistan have to join to form one nation.

AH Oct 06, 2013 11:52pm

@Sheetal: How come the Indian government has not denied that no evidence has been presented to it?

idealist Oct 07, 2013 12:04am

Why give it to India? Publicize it so the world knows for itself the TRUTH!

sadia sajad Oct 07, 2013 12:31am

wow!! the indian presence on a Pakistani news ppl just cant keep away can u..u say who will believe us..well why do u read us in the first place..why waste so much time in replying to a news item here..

omg Oct 07, 2013 02:01am

@Arif Aslam Khan: How you going to apply pressure when you survive on life line from other countries ???

Raj Oct 07, 2013 04:19am

OMG so many India's zombies here, it reminds me of movie "World War Z". LOL.

Dawar Naqvi Oct 07, 2013 05:35am

Imran Khan wants dialogue with Taliban.I think we should do dialogue with India before any blame in Public. Oct 07, 2013 09:53am

Atleast my taxes are getting used somewhere.

"Singh will step down as prime minister of India next year". how do u know that he will not win next elections??

a Oct 07, 2013 07:32pm

So many indian trolls posting here, its unbelievable. It seems liek they have nothing better going on in the rlives, than to come here and post their useless comments.

By the way, india should take strict actions based on these reports inside their own country, and hold people accountable. India should keep their army and terrorism in check.

Indian Oct 08, 2013 12:51am

@Shanzae: Pakistan need no help in that from neighbor. Its capable for doing all the work by itself.

Indian Oct 08, 2013 01:01am

Even if the claim is right, please keep in mind that when there is fight an attacker have to lay down arms first before asking the defender to do the same. Second even more important, is that be honest in all dealing. There are so many comments about dialog but we know during last such effort Kargil happened. Like I said trust is very important. Its hard to earn and easy to loose.

Gooch Oct 08, 2013 01:40am

@sadia sajad: Was it not your prime minister who said we should solve our problems thru discussions ? He also said we should have more people to people contact. Indians taking part on this forum isn't gonna hurt anybody , so relax just go with the flow.

Adnan Oct 08, 2013 01:46am

Yes it is raised. Is it a protest? Shouldn't it be. See in India a man slips they protest against Pakistan and they are making the biggest Province of Pakistan unstable and "just handed over........?"

Zoab Khan Oct 08, 2013 02:29am

@sadia sajad:

Well said I was surprised to see this many indians coming to post on our news links.

Zahir Oct 08, 2013 05:20am

Nobody should accuse no body, only submit evidence, & demand the other party to accept the charge, & back off. Pakistan has evidence to prove its point, India does not have. In fact the evidence proves it other way round, all what has been attributed to Pakistan.

Irfan Rizvi Oct 08, 2013 11:35am

@Ravi Ingale from Pune: Ahh the same way you put everything on us, so you accept that we defeated you so many times?

Rao Oct 08, 2013 11:49am

@AH: Do you simply want us to copy Pakistan? The evidence presented must have been not even worth commenting about.....

Zia Oct 08, 2013 08:06pm

A request to the indians who take so much interest in our affairs..Please mind your own business..