Do not interfere in our internal affairs, Pakistan warns India

FO spokesperson says India's has now admitted Pakistani stance of not knowing the whereabouts of Dawood Ibrahim


Web Desk May 07, 2015
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A day after the military’s top brass accused Indian intelligence agency RAW of supporting terrorism in Pakistan, the Foreign Office has echoed similar concerns asking India to refrain from interfering in its internal matters.

“Pakistan has provided proof of Indian involvement in Pakistani affairs at many occasions, including the recent secretary level talks,” Foreign Office spokesperson Khalilullah Qazi said, during his weekly briefing media in Islamabad on Thursday.

“We have availed all possible opportunities to remind India to avoid interfering in the internal affairs of Pakistan,” he added.

Read: Out in the open: Army accuses RAW of fuelling terror

In a statement following a conference of the corps commanders presided over by army chief General Raheel Sharif at the military headquarters in Rawalpindi, the ISPR said, “The conference took serious notice of RAW’s involvement in whipping up terrorism in Pakistan."

Read: Qazi Khalilullah replaces Tasnim Aslam as new FO spokesperson

Responding to a question on the underworld don, the newly-appointed Foreign Office spokesperson said, “Pakistan has repeatedly said Dawood Ibrahim is not on its soil and at last India admitted the Pakistani stance saying that it does not know his whereabouts.”

Contradicting its own firmly-held position, the Indian government told Parliament on Tuesday that Ibrahim, one of India’s most-wanted men for masterminding the 1993 blasts in Mumbai in which 300 people were killed, has not been located so far.

Read: RAW formed to wipe Pakistan off the map of the world: Khawaja Asif

“The United Nations Security Council has also issued a special notice against him. The subject has not been located so far. Extradition process with regard to Dawood Ibrahim would be initiated once the subject is located,” Minister of State for Home, Haribhai Chaudhury said in reply to a written question.

Taliban, Afghanistan peace process

Regarding Doha’s process for reconciliation in Afghanistan, the spokesperson said, “Pakistan has always been supportive of Afghan-led process for bringing peace and stability in that country.”

Read: Kabul-backed peace council to meet with Afghan Taliban at Qatar conference

Qazi added, “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has a vision for peace and stability in the region and the government is making all out efforts under this vision to achieve this objective.”

Terming the visit of a PPP delegation to Kabul today as a ‘good omen,’ Qazi said, “The government encourages political contacts between the two countries as these can be helpful in promoting our bilateral ties.”

Read: Zardari departs for Kabul on two-day visit

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