ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says India is trying to sabotage its economic activity and particularly the China Pakistan Economic Corridor by fomenting terrorism on its soil.
This was stated by Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria while responding to questions during his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.
He said under the guise of development in Afghanistan India has actually been harboring terrorist havens in that country to orchestrate terrorism in the region.
To another question, the Foreign Office Spokesperson said our security forces have taken indiscriminatory action against terrorists and have successfully erased the footprints of terrorists from our soil. He said our armed forces fully backed by the nation are safeguarding the country’s sovereignty and defeating any territorial aggression.
Nafees Zakaria said the present Government is fully focusing on utilizing the country’s important geographic location as it is located on the confluence of four regions.
He said our foreign policy aims at cultivating and nurturing ties with other countries on the basis of sovereign equality and mutual interest.
Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan wants to be facilitator in development and prosperity of the region by acting as a natural energy corridor for landlocked but resource rich countries of the region.
To a question regarding the Foreign Minister`s visit to the United States, he said the US has acknowledged Pakistan’s vital role and cooperation for solution to Afghan issue.
He said atrocities in Occupied Kashmir by India are no secret to the world and it has been defiant and stubborn in allowing the UN fact finding mission in Occupied Kashmir.
Referring to ceasefire violations by India on Line of Control, the Foreign Office spokesperson said India is the biggest violator of UN charter.
He said the LoC violations by India are not only aimed at diverting the world attention from brutalities in Kashmir but also Pakistan’s action against Indian terrorist maneuvers.
He said as Indian brutalities in Kashmir continue, it is time for international community to put words into actions regarding pomises made to the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir.