Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi has on Saturday slammed Indian troops for targeting Pakistani civilians along the Line of Control (LoC). He also presented a dossier containing details of Indian terrorism carried out in Pakistan.
In a joint press conference alongside Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar, FM Qureshi has strongly condemned the ceasefire violation as a result of Indian aggression towards Pakistan.
“Today we have irrefutable facts that we will present before the nation and International community through this dossier”, said the foreign minister.
He said that Indian troops are consistently violating the ceasefire agreement and Pakistan will expose the real face of the Indian government before the international community.
The foreign minister said that India is up-scaling terrorism in Pakistan and had also expressed its illegal steps at different forums. The time has arrived to take the nation and international community in confidence as silence is neither in the national interest nor favours stability in the region.
“Pakistan had made significant achievements in the war against terrorism and paid a heavy price for being a frontline state after 9/11 which must be acknowledged. Pakistan witnessed 19,130 terror attacks from 2001 to 2020 which resulted in killings of more than 83,000 people and injuring over 25,000 citizens. Pakistan also suffered above $126 billion financial loss.”
“India was allowing its land to be used against Pakistan for terrorism,” said the foreign minister. He added that New Delhi not only used its own soil but also made use of neighbouring countries to “attack Pakistan”.
“I feel that by remaining more silent it will not be in [favour] of Pakistan and the peace and stability of this region,” said Qureshi.
He further added that India that used to claim itself as the world’s biggest democracy due to its actions is becoming a “rogue state”.
Qureshi said that India was the only country which wanted to push Pakistan in the blacklist of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
India funded terrorist outfits up to Rs22 billion and planned to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, he added more.