Do not interfere in our internal affairs, Pakistan warns India

Published: May 7, 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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Reader Comments (43)

  • Sobriquet
    May 7, 2015 - 2:55PM

    “Pakistan has provided proof of Indian involvement in Pakistani affairs…”
    Why doesn’t Pakistan publish this “proof” / give it to independent international journalists so that its authenticity can be verified independently?Recommend

  • curious indian
    May 7, 2015 - 3:10PM

    why is it so hard to provide the proofs to the public??Recommend

  • pakistani
    May 7, 2015 - 3:39PM

    @Sobriquet:
    @curious indian:
    what proof has indian govt given for the mumbai attack? Recommend

  • Point
    May 7, 2015 - 4:14PM

    I expect the useless jobless indians here to also stop here and if they work the word of their nazi and don’t pass their ill judgement on Pakistan daily affairs. Recommend

  • waqas
    May 7, 2015 - 4:23PM

    If India thinks that its not enough, then she can publish it, so the independent journos can inquire about it and set India free from this blame.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    May 7, 2015 - 4:32PM

    @curious indian:
    @Sobriquet:
    You mean just like India has been publishing the ‘proofs’ of the involvement of ISI in everything that goes wrong in India! Too much rain, must be the ISI, Cows gone missing, must be the ISI. Pathetic. The region will be better place if India can stop meddling in the affairs of the neighbors but then again,Recommend

  • salman
    May 7, 2015 - 5:09PM

    Do Indians have memory shortage problem ? Previous PM, Gillani already handed over evidence to ex Indian PM, Manmohan regarding Indian involvement in Baluchistan so why these guys are talking about making ‘proo’f in public? It is really good to see Pakistan getting tough on arrogant Indian Govt now. India should be shown their true colors.Recommend

  • Meghana
    May 7, 2015 - 5:13PM

    @Pakistani the proof the india gave in relation to Mumbai attacks Led to banning of these groups by most western countries,Japan,Russia and UN. Yet he’s a “social worker” in your country. Do inform what and who you have submitted your proofs regarding india and who has even acknowledged it, much less accepted it.Recommend

  • oBSERVER
    May 7, 2015 - 5:27PM

    Mr Modi needs to attend some international affairs institution. RSS is not enough.Recommend

  • someone
    May 7, 2015 - 6:01PM

    @pakistani:
    There is a video confession of Kasab, David Headley is in US jail. Kasab’s CCTV footages are available. Your own media traced his house in Pakistani Punjab. Now if you do not trust those, you won’t trust anything else.Recommend

  • Muhammad Kashif
    May 7, 2015 - 6:08PM

    @Sobriquet

    Dawood Ibrahim conducted daughter’s wedding at Grand Hyatt in Dubai. Where was RAW and Indian Government to demand from UAE government to give custody of Dawood. ?

    So easy to blame and remain an indian , as so many indians will loose job in Dubai.Recommend

  • Malatesh
    May 7, 2015 - 6:13PM

    @pakistani:
    Whatever proof India has given is already in public domain. If you need it then google it.
    What pakistan has given so far except some quotes and unquotes from xyz person.

    It doesnt help.

    Give proof public domain. Do you think India’s opposition parties, Media, and social media spare the government for melding in internal affairs of another country?Recommend

  • Rishabh Jain
    May 7, 2015 - 7:47PM

    Look Who’s talking!!!! From ‘a thousand cuts’ to ‘don’t interfere. How the mighty have fallen.Recommend

  • usman777
    May 7, 2015 - 8:07PM

    @malatesth

    ” Do you think India’s opposition parties, Media, and social media spare the government for melding in internal affairs of another country?”

    Where was your media when you smashed and grabbed Sikkim?
    Forced Bhutan into a protectorate?
    Removed the King and blockade Nepal?
    interfered in sri lanka with “peacekeeping force”
    coup in maldives?
    supported anti-state elements in bangladesh starting as early as 1969
    invaded portugese territory in Goa?
    forward policy in china?
    invade siachen?

    understand this. we are neither as dumb as you think we are nor are you as clever as you think you are.

    regards.Recommend

  • May 8, 2015 - 12:22AM

    Please understand, how this all started in the last two weeks. A peep by an SSP, first, and then it got louder and louder, as One by One they all fell over each other to advance the blame game.

    Reason? Why, Modi will be in China next week, and will of course talk to the Chinese to put some pressure on The Pakistan Govt. to rein in the terrorists that freely roam the “The Land of The Pure” with the blessing of the civil, military and intelligence agencies.

    So, Its All about the Timing, Got It? Quite Rudimentary… Recommend

  • JSM
    May 8, 2015 - 12:29AM

    @usman777:
    Why are you getting upset? Paksiatn ahd vowed to bleed India with a thousand cuts. Who is hurting?Recommend

  • Abacus
    May 8, 2015 - 1:11AM

    @usman777:

    Going by your comment showing your absolute ignorance, you are exactly as dumb as we think you are…Recommend

  • lmao
    May 8, 2015 - 2:03AM

    @usman- u need help mate… Recommend

  • Deepak
    May 8, 2015 - 2:11AM

    @pakistani:
    Voice recording, read the report of US department of Justice, Pakistan has delibrately evaded matching voice sample of 26/11 handelers.

    Now please don’t tell that one can easily impersonate because even impersonating doesn’t make up voice prints, they are unique like fingerprints! Recommend

  • Deepak
    May 8, 2015 - 2:16AM

    Since Saudis are set to dry up funds, Pakistani establishment is looking for new ways to milk aid.

    Pakistan talking about terrorism is like Saudi Arabia preaching religious tolerance. Recommend

  • ajeet
    May 8, 2015 - 2:47AM

    @usman777:
    We will send the Arabs back to Arabia.Recommend

  • Singh
    May 8, 2015 - 3:51AM

    Interfere? If it was upto most sane Indians, we would build a huge wall on our border. In this way we don’t have ever worry about that terrible neighbor called Pakistan. What good is your country for? You don’t produce anything of substance (other than jihadis, off-course). However, it’s a sad fact that we have live right next to you.Recommend

  • ProudIndian
    May 8, 2015 - 6:20AM

    PoK is occupied land by invaders from the West. India has a 5000-year history in Kashmir. Vacate it and you will have lasting peace.Recommend

  • Kolsat
    May 8, 2015 - 6:24AM

    @pakistani: Proof is the backgrounds of Ajmal kasab who was caught red-handed and his colleagues who were killed. They all came from Pakistan and were supported by Lashkar and Jamaat. Also Qzi may shout loudly that Pakistan does not know whereabouts of Dawood however the fact is they said the same thin about Osama and yet he lived in a mansion with his wives and children and also his bodyguards not far away from the Army HQ. Has Qazi spoken to ISI and got their assurance? Probably not.Recommend

  • Kolsat
    May 8, 2015 - 6:27AM

    @Muhammad Kashif: If you remember then it was reported that Dawood did not attend the wedding.Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    May 8, 2015 - 6:47AM

    @Pakistani:
    Curious that @Pakistani doesn’t recall Pakistan’s ongoing decade long support of its “good Taliban” proxies tasked with “interfering” in Afghanistan!
    Curious that @Pakistani doesn’t recall Pakistan’s love affair wth its Jihadi proxies such as LeT (renamed JuD!) created to “bleed India from a thousand cuts”, since Pakistan obviously believes that it has Special Permission to meddle in other countries internal affairs!Recommend

  • wb
    May 8, 2015 - 7:09AM

    @salman:

    “Previous PM, Gillani already handed over evidence to ex Indian PM, Manmohan regarding Indian involvement in Baluchistan so why these guys are talking about making ‘proo’f in public?”

    Pakistanis have real problem of comprehension.

    Your own Qamar Zaman Kaira (who was a part of ruling party) has said it clearly that Gilani did not give any evidence to Indian PM. You can find this video on youtube.

    This has been repeated ad nauseam. But no one has bothered to verify it or question your own government.Recommend

  • ask
    May 8, 2015 - 7:24AM

    @usman777: You say: “we are neither as dumb as you think we are nor are you as clever as you think you are.”. I totally endorse the second half of your most original observation. Averment of first half is unfortunately belied by rest of your post; not that it can’t be set right by additional reading from credible neutral sources.Recommend

  • indian
    May 8, 2015 - 7:53AM

    @usman777:

    portuguese terrritory in goa is actually colony of europeans kicking them out was essential.Recommend

  • usman777
    May 8, 2015 - 7:55AM

    I see a lot of Indians telling me I am stupid but nobody has the moral fortitude to actually contest the merits of my post. Almost all of the instances of hegemony, land-grabbing and aggression i mentioned predate “thousand cuts” comment. You cut others and don’t expect cuts in return? All you have is “india is a 5000 year history from Afghanistan to Vietnam to Pluto”…. Even the word India did not exist till the Persians mispronounced Sindhu to say nothing of a country….Recommend

  • Jag Nathan
    May 8, 2015 - 7:57AM

    Yes we are interfering in Pakistan’s internal affairs. When you choose to meddle in Kashmir, sovereign Indian territory, should you not expect worse?Recommend

  • Marco
    May 8, 2015 - 8:41AM

    @usman777:
    Where was your media when you smashed and grabbed Sikkim? – People of Sikkim are part of india. If in doubt please ask the people of Sikkim.
    Forced Bhutan into a protectorate? None of your business!!! besides, china wasn’t a good choice for them!
    Removed the King and blockade Nepal? Get your facts correct. Remember Maoist rebellion!
    interfered in sri lanka with “peacekeeping force”- Again… none of your business. Just to remind you the force was agreed by SL govt as per India-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987.
    coup in maldives?- Again… get your facts right.
    supported anti-state elements in bangladesh starting as early as 1969 – Maybe you should start googling on how Mujibur Rehman was denied the Post of PM by West Pakistan and started independence movement & the millions of people killed & women raped by your military. Please don’t quote whatever your history books say. the world knows the fact.
    invaded portugese territory in Goa? – Goa was illegally invaded & held by Portugal!
    forward policy in china? Again…None of your business.
    invade siachen? : Siachen is part of india. We don’t care what you think.Recommend

  • May 8, 2015 - 9:48AM

    @Singh:
    Well I would suggest you to make public toilets first, then think about making a wall.Recommend

  • Juggernaut
    May 8, 2015 - 10:17AM

    Pakistan warning India…ha ha ha…joke of the day.Recommend

  • indian
    May 8, 2015 - 11:35AM

    @pakistani: Ask your PM.Recommend

  • wiserneighbour
    May 8, 2015 - 12:41PM

    @Point:
    be clear what you want to blurt.Recommend

  • Abdul
    May 8, 2015 - 12:46PM

    @usman777:
    If you all were not as dumb as you are, your country would not have been such a sad state in spite of posessing one of the worlds largest coal reserves and other natural resources. Recommend

  • Abdul
    May 8, 2015 - 12:51PM

    @Asad:
    Nah, we’ll just use the rivers flowing towards Pakistan for our ‘morning business’.Recommend

  • Jovan
    May 8, 2015 - 1:14PM

    I almost never comment here.
    @usman777 The argument of persian misinterpretation has nothing do with the existance and the legacy of people lived here. you cannot simply erase 5000yrs history and the fact that we are the descendants of the very same people lived in this land. The word- India -represents those who consider this their original homeland.Recommend

  • usman777
    May 8, 2015 - 4:40PM

    There was an assertion by Malatesh often repeated by Indians that presents India as an innocent, benevolent, non-aggressive country. I simply pointed out multiple instances of your history where that is not the case. You can call it “pakistan history books”. You can obfuscate and obstinate but the facts stand.

    To Pakistanis, don’t be foolish. The people who attacked Mumbai were Pakistanis. Stop believing in half-baked conspiracy theories. Do not let your enmity blind you to the truth.Recommend

  • Indian Observer
    May 9, 2015 - 12:28AM

    People in glass houses should never throw stones. Another saying that could be applied here is look at the mirror . Aayna mein dekho saab. Sab Kuch samajh jayega. Pot calling kettle black etc etc.
    In other news, India warned Pakistan against peddling unsubstantiated criticisms and asked for the Mumbai attack perpetrators to be punished. It also warned pakistan to not indulge in supporting LeJ, Gilanis(hurriyats) , JKLF and to stop smuggling terrorists and regular army guys in mujahideen attire through Nepal route and Kashmir (when the snow melts) .

    A big game of cat and mouse played between India and Pakistan over the last 26 years . Allegations , warnings, counter-warnings, and counter-allegations over these many years and we are still where we were in 1989.Recommend

  • Indian Observer
    May 9, 2015 - 12:29AM

    You know Its like the devil preaching the verses,its that strange and startling.Recommend

  • Muhammad Kashif
    May 9, 2015 - 11:37AM

    @Kolsat,

    He attended. You were part of masses not to know.Recommend

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