FO expresses concerns over 'secret nuclear city' built by India

Published: February 9, 2017
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A surface-to-surface Agni V missile is displayed during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. PHOTO: REUTERS / FILE

A surface-to-surface Agni V missile is displayed during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. PHOTO: REUTERS / FILE

Pakistan has serious concerns with a “secret nuclear city” as well as intercontinental ballistic missiles being developed by India, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.

The belligerent measures taken by India will disturb the strategic balance in the region, FO spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said during a press briefing in Islamabad.

According to a foreign office press release, Zakaria also said that India is funding terrorism inside Pakistan, adding that the government has already provided the United Nations with evidence of this.

India’s ceasefire violations pose ‘potential threat to regional stability’

The spokesperson reiterated that India is constantly violating ceasefire at the LoC, resulting in the loss of lives of innocent civilians. This belligerence continues to pose a threat to peace in the region which the international community should take note of, he added.

Speaking of Indian aggression in occupied Kashmir, Zakaria said the troops have placed Hurriyat leaders under arrest to prevent them from observing the death anniversary of Afzal Guru.

Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations

The India Army barged into a coaching centre in Lassipura village, Pulwama District on Tuesday and thrashed students and teachers mercilessly. The students were dragged out and beaten ruthlessly with guns injuring many, Zakaria maintained.

The spokesperson also condemned the killing of six Red Cross workers in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan in an attack a day earlier.

 

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Silent Spectator
    Feb 9, 2017 - 8:45PM

    The nation which need to focus on washrooms for their masses is lost somewhere else. Very unfortunate people!Recommend

  • kemosabe
    Feb 10, 2017 - 4:30AM

    @Silent Spectator:
    Yes, lost on Mars..Recommend

  • Atif
    Feb 10, 2017 - 6:30AM

    The secret city begins in Indian Punjab and extends under Lahore. One day, a billion people will suddenly pop up from under our feet !!Recommend

  • SuperNeo
    Feb 10, 2017 - 7:54AM

    @Silent Spectator:
    Nation is focusing on Pakistan only.Recommend

  • curious2@rhubard.net
    Feb 10, 2017 - 8:14AM

    Must not be so secret if the Pakistan Foreign office knows about it.Recommend

  • Alien1
    Feb 10, 2017 - 8:44AM

    World needs to be concerned about the pakistani nuclear black market.Recommend

  • kadwa sach
    Feb 10, 2017 - 9:01AM

    Indian foreign office spokesman Vikas Swarup has today dismissed Zakaria’s contention that India was building a nuclear city, as a “figment of Pakistani imagination”. Please, dear Pakistanis, don’t believe all the fairy tales and fiction thrust down your throats by your politicians. A good modern education could clear the clouded minds of Pakistanis who can easily be taken for a ride by their greedy, lying and scheming politicians. Recommend

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