ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minster Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has said that Iran is not involved in any activity against Pakistan.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, he said the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to Pakistan has been quite productive but an impression is being given that Iran is involved in certain activities against Pakistan.
Nisar said the Iran authorities have expressed their concerns over news proliferating in a certain section of the media which is portraying Iran in a negative manner despite of a very positive recent visit of the Iranian President. He added Iran has always supported Pakistan in the hour of need.
He also praised the media at the same time stating that it has played an important role in defusing the recent protests in Islamabad.
Chaudhry Nisar urged a section of media to refrain from depicting Iran as a country hostile to Pakistan while discussing arrest of Indian spy. “Iran has stood by Pakistan in difficult times. Iran President said Pakistan’s security is Iran’s security,” he added.
“Even today things that didn’t come under discussion during my meeting with the ambassador were reported in some newspapers,” he said, adding that the ambassador was concerned about the way media was portraying Iran.
“I told him we have a free media, and they (media) don’t even spare us,” the interior minister said and urged the media to exercise caution in the interest of the country as some elements with vested interests want to undermine relations between the two brotherly countries.
He urged the media to avoid from “kite-flying” with regard to Iran and RAW agent’s arrest and giving the impression that Tehran was playing a facilitator or neglecting RAW’s activities. “It is a sensitive issue between the brotherly countries,” he said.
Issue of RAW agent would be taken to logical end, but our problem is with India not with Iran,” Nisar Ali Khan said.