- India does not qualify for UNSC seat for violating UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir and admission of interference in East Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security says Government has said Pakistan will take all possible steps to expose India’s role in the breakup of East Pakistan in 1971 and its threat to destabilize Pakistan through terrorism.
While making a policy statement in the Senate on Wednesday on Pakistan’s reaction to the statements made by the Indian Prime Minister during his visit to Bangladesh, the Advisor said that the government has taken strong notice of Modi’s statement in which he acknowledged his country’s role in the events of 1971 in the then East Pakistan.
He said that such statements only confirm Pakistan’s stand that India is involved in activities to destabilize Pakistan. He said it is regrettable that Indian politicians not only indulge in actions that are in violation of UN charter but also take pride in such irresponsible statements amounting to interference in the internal matters of a sovereign country.
He said Modi’s statement at the Dhaka University in which he characterized bilateral relations with Pakistan as nuisance is most unfortunate. He said Pakistan pursues the policy of good neighbourly relations. These statements not only vitiate the atmosphere but also pose a question mark on India’s sincerity in establishing good neighbourly relations with Pakistan.
The Advisor on Foreign Affairs said the international community and the United Nations should take notice of the Indian open admission of indulging in subversive activities to destabilized Pakistan.
Sartaj Aziz said it is regrettable that Modi chose Bangladesh for the statement which was aimed at fanning hatred against Pakistan in Bangladesh. He reiterated that the people of Pakistan and Bangladesh not only share common religious bonds but they also waged a joint struggle for independence against colonial rule. He said that the Indian attempt to sow seed of hatred against Pakistani people will not succeed.
The Adviser on Foreign Affairs said it is ironical that the Indian Prime Minister chose the land of Bangladesh to present its case for permanent seat in the UN Security Council. He said that India does not qualify for the seat because it has been violating the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir as well as its admission of interference in East Pakistan.
The Adviser also regretted the statement of the Indian Defence Minister that his country will use terrorists to counter terrorism. He said that Pakistan is faced with numerous challenges and its valiant people and armed forces are rendering lives in the efforts to eliminate the scourge of terrorism from the country. He made it clear that Pakistan will not allow any other country to undermine its efforts in war on terror.