ISLAMABAD (News Desk) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday shared irrefutable evidences of India-sponsored terrorism in Pakistan and said attacks in Peshawar and Quetta are a part of New Delhi’s planning.
The foreign minister held a press conference along with Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar and shared a dossier exposing India’s nefarious plans of state terrorism against Pakistan, especially in Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan and erstwhile FATA.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan’s silence is not in the interest of regional peace anymore. India has planned to destabilize Pakistan and the true face of the world’s biggest democracy is unveiled, he remarked.
“India is continuously committing ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC), revealing its fascist mindset. Pakistan condemns the ceasefire violations.
“Pakistan became a frontline state after 9/11 and paid a heavy price. 19,130 terrorist attacks were conducted in Pakistan from 2001-2020 and the country’s economy suffered loss of over $ 126 billion. Pakistan fought against terrorism and succeeded but India could not digest its success.
“India is provoking banned outfits to once again start terrorism in Pakistan and target religious scholars and security forces. New Delhi’s role to unite outlawed organizations is clear.
“Indian intelligence agencies are trying to establish a consortium of terrorist organizations by unifications of dissidents of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF), Baloch Republican Army (BRA).
“It is feared that terrorist attacks in Pakistan may increase in coming days for which Indian intelligence agencies and its terrorist collaborators have held four meetings. Big cities are the enemy’s targets. India has provided funding worth 22 billion rupees to terrorist organizations in last three years.
“India is also not sparing any opportunity to destabilize Pakistan on the economic front, which is evident with the fact that New Delhi tried its best to push Islamabad to the black list of Financial Action Task Force during FATF’s preliminary meeting at a time when the entire world was appreciating Pakistan to curb terrorism.
“India wants to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and it formed a cell – under direct supervision of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – within its agencies in this regard. New Delhi has so far issued Rs 80 billion to this cell to harm the CPEC projects; however, Pakistan Army is ready to protect them.”
Sharing details of the dossier, DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar revealed that India is providing weapons and financial assistance to terrorists and banned organizations to destabilize Pakistan.
He said that Indian embassies along Pakistan’s borders are hub for terrorist sponsorship against Pakistan. An Indian Colonel met four terrorists in Indian consulate in Afghanistan and encouraged them to hold terrorist acts in major cities of Pakistan, he said.
The DG ISPR revealed that India provided billions of rupees and weapons from different sources to banned outfits in Pakistan and smuggled 30 IS-linked terrorists to Pakistan.
Major General Babar Iftikhar further said that India, in order to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, raised a militia to carry out terrorist activities in Balochistan.
India is involved in training terrorists as it operates 87 centers for this purpose out of which 66 are situated in Afghanistan while 21 have been set upped in India, he told.
The DG ISPR said that Indian suicide jackets and ammunitions were used in PSX attack while RAW also planned target killing of high profile persons in Pakistan.