FO rejects Indian minister’s terror-related insinuations

Published December 14, 2020
Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that the ‘dossier’ presented by Pakistan to the world community and the EU DisinfoLab’s recent report speak for themselves. — Photo courtesy Radio Pak/File
Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that the ‘dossier’ presented by Pakistan to the world community and the EU DisinfoLab’s recent report speak for themselves. — Photo courtesy Radio Pak/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday categorically rejected terrorism-related insinuations of Indian external affairs minister and other political figures.

“Regurgitating of baseless allegations does not turn them into truth. Nor does it wash away the fact of India’s state sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan and master-minding of anti-Pakistan propaganda globally,” a spokesperson for the Foreign Office said in a statement issued here.

The spokesperson said that the ‘dossier’ presented by Pakistan to the world community and the EU DisinfoLab’s recent report speak for themselves.

“By peddling false narratives, the RSS-inspired BJP regime can neither divert attention from its internal failings, nor hide from the world community its grave human rights violations of the Kashmiri people as well as the persecution of minorities, particularly Muslims, under the pernicious ‘Hindutva’ agenda,” the statement said.

“For durable peace and stability in the region, India must eschew the use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy, stop its global smear campaign against Pakistan, and let the Kashmiri people exercise their right to self-determination as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” the spokesperson said.

Published in Dawn, December 14th, 2020

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