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Pakistan responds after Modi’s veiled attack; accuses India of financing terrorism on its soil

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Islamabad :Pakistan on Thursday accused India of “destabilising” it by financing terrorism and supporting militancy, in a fresh rhetoric after Prime Minister Narendra Modi rapped Islamabad for producing and exporting terror.

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria at a weekly briefing here said, “India is a country destabilising Pakistan through its support for militancy”.

Responding to Modi’s veiled reference towards Pakistan at international fora this week that “one single nation in South Asia is spreading agents of terror in countries of our region”, Zakaria said: “India is in fact that single nation”.

“Confessional statement by Kulbhushan (Jadav) is open evidence to show which country is involved in subversive activities in Pakistan,” he said, referring to an alleged Indian spy claimed by Pakistan to be arrested in Balochistan.

To a question whether Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would raise Kulbhushan issues at UN General Assembly session, he said that issue of Indian involvement and its “atrocities” in Kashmir would be highlighted.

“The issue (of Kulbhushan) will be raised because of its direct links with incidents of terrorism in Pakistan,” he said.

He expressed deep concern over the alleged human rights violations by Indian forces in Kashmir, saying several youths were killed and over 10,000 injured in the ongoing tension.

He said Pakistan started briefing the world about Kashmir issue as 22 parliamentarians started visiting various countries as Prime Minister’s envoys to highlight “barbarism and worst kind of human rights violations” in Kashmir.

Replying to a question regarding India’s stand that UN resolutions on Kashmir have become inapplicable after Shimla agreement, Zakaria said Shimla Agreement cannot overrule the UN resolutions.

He alleged that India violated UN resolutions and also the Shimla Agreement. He also said India launched Balochi language services to divert world attention from the Kashmir issue.

PTI

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