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India's role in promoting terror in Pakistan no secret: Sartaj Aziz

September 12, 2015

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Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. – Reuters/File
Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. – Reuters/File

KARACHI: Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on Saturday said India’s role in promoting terrorism in Pakistan is not a secret anymore, DawnNews reported.

Talking at a foreign ministers’ forum at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi, Aziz said Pakistan will collect evidence of Indian interference in subversive activities across the border and will present a dossier at the United Nations.

“Not only is India interfering in Pakistan’s internal matters, it is also supporting terrorism in our country.”

The adviser on foreign affairs said documentary evidence of Indian involvement had “already been prepared,” adding that copies of the dossier will also be handed over to Indian authorities.

Discussing Pakistan’s ties with Afghanistan, Aziz said the recent spate of attacks in Kabul had strained the relationship between both countries.

“But Afghanistan must understand that just joining the table for talks with Taliban is not enough to ensure peace. Efforts must be directed at making these talks result oriented.”

The adviser also shed light on the gains made during operation Zarb-i-Azb and went on to say that the military’s offensive against terrorists had almost come to an end.

“The operation is 90 per cent complete and most terrorists have been killed while some have escaped into Afghanistan.”

Aziz said registration of seminaries was a perpetual task, one that will take time to complete.

Earlier, former foreign ministers Hina Rabbani Khar and Khurshid Kasuri also spoke on the occasion.