Pakistan Believes It Is A Victim Of Terrorism Sponsored By IndiaA man sifts through the rubble in the wake of a bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2009. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Pakistan today (19 January) said there was "ample and undeniable" evidence that India was involved in "subversive activities and financing terrorism" in Pakistan.

During the weekly news briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said: "Unfortunately Pakistan is the victim of terrorism, especially the Indian state terrorism." He said former US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had said that "New Delhi was trying to destablise Pakistan, there were also statements of top Indian leaders about using terrorism against Pakistan".

The spokesperson said no nation has done more than Pakistan to wipe out terrorism, and that Pakistan's successes were acknowledged by all. He also said "Pakistan has called upon India to pursue the path of dialogue rather than confrontation and terrorism".

Zakaria said he regretted that India has shied away from talks for resolution of outstanding disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir. A just resolution of this dispute was essential for normalisation of relations between the two countries and peace and development in the region, he said.

With inputs from IANS

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement