Pakistan to expose India's role in breakup of East Pakistan, Aziz tells Senate

Published: June 10, 2015
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The premier’s senior aide affirmed Pakistan will take all possible measures to unveil India’s role in the breakup of East Pakistan in 1971.

“We will take all possible steps to expose India’s role in the breakup of East Pakistan in 1971 and its threat to destabilise Pakistan through terrorism,” Sartaj Aziz told the Senate on Wednesday.

Aziz further said, “The government has taken strong notice of Modi’s statement in which he acknowledged his country’s role in the events of 1971 in the then-East Pakistan.”

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The premier’s adviser on foreign affairs further urged the international community and the United Nations to take notice of India’s open admission of indulging in subversive activities to destabilise Pakistan.

The adviser’s statement comes days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Dhaka not only accused Pakistan of spreading terrorism in India but also admitted that India had played a part in the break-up of Pakistan in 1971.

Earlier on Tuesday, amidst a fresh salvo of hostile rhetoric from New Delhi, Nawaz said that the recent provocative statements of Indian leaders are ‘disappointing’.

Read: Latest allegation: Pakistan weighs response to Modi’s remarks

He called upon the United Nations Security Council to ensure implementation of its resolutions to resolve the festering dispute over the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Modi’s statement is being seen as a part of the ongoing war of words between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. In the recent weeks, both the countries have accused each other of sponsoring terrorism.

Read: Indian PM Modi accuses Pakistan of promoting terrorism

While Pakistan is pointing fingers at RAW (Research & Analysis Wing) for spreading terrorism in the country, India is restating its allegations that Islamabad is doing little to prosecute the November 2008 Mumbai attackers.

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Reader Comments (34)

  • Layman
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:03PM

    India is worst nation in human rights on this planet, be it minority or a ethnic group, they have there hands all soaked up with the blood of Muslims, christian, Sikhs, Kashmirs, naxals, masoists, dalits, Nagaas, people from seven sister states and the list just continues. they know that they can not defeat Pakistan in the conventional war so they are adopting more coward methods of weakening Pakistan, this what they have been known for all around the world.Recommend

  • Jamal
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:05PM

    Why do the GoP needs to expose the role of India in the brake up of Pakistan,. India and Modi has openly admitted it so lets leave it there. Recommend

  • Cosmo
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:06PM

    Awwww, does thaf hurt? News flash, India and pakistan had a war in 1971!!
    What a joker of a minister Pakistanis have!!Recommend

  • h
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:07PM

    did any one deny India didn’t help Bangladeshis from one of most horrific mass murdering in the history of humankind and formed a new country?? what’s wrong with these paki politicians?????Recommend

  • Rohan
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:22PM

    lol, the world didn’t know it, when we had your 91,000 POW’s? They knew it then already.. that’s why US aircraft carrier came to Bay of Bengal? remember?
    No idea what stupid things Pakistani Government keep saying and people keep gobbling.Recommend

  • Engineer
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:24PM

    Still you won’t get back Bangladesh and neither your army can undo the humiliation which was meted out to them in 1971. Move on or get stuck in 1971. Recommend

  • Sad but true
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:36PM

    Looks like Sartaj Aziz and Pakistanis has just awoken from the slumber since 1971. They needed the jolt from PM Modi to wake them up. All information is available on the internet for decades. Genocide was carried by West Pakistan on East Pakistan. USA deployed a US Aircraft Carrier off East Pakistan but did nothing. Iron clad brothers were not interested and were happily sipping green tea.Recommend

  • Shankar
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:49PM

    Mr.Aziz, if you didn’t know India was involved in the 1971 war? Who do you think you signed the Shimla Accord with? Of course, India was involved ! Please stop “exposing” everything. In the name of modesty, some things are best left hidden.Recommend

  • BlackHat
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:50PM

    India’s role in the emergence of Bangladesh is a well known fact. In fact, Pakistani children learn these facts and more from school textbooks. What the minister urgently needs to expose is Pakistan’s role in the same event – Ref: HAMOOD UR REHMAN COMMISSION REPORT. That will have a healing effect on the polity of Pakistan so that similar mistakes are not repeated. Pakistan waging war on its own people is not new. What’s the word? Zarb-e-Azb?

    It ought to be clear by now, UN or any other combination of the alphabet or any other third party will not be delivering a pleasant, favorable outcome. The two countries must sit and solve the thorny issues across the table in a peaceful environment. The missing ingredient is maturity. Wonder if the wise minister agrees!Recommend

  • anshul
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:51PM

    Pakistan to expose india’s role in creation of Bangladesh oops but point is we never denied that infact proud that our army saved Bangladeshi from persecution. Recommend

  • FameJunkie
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:52PM

    He has to be the funniest minister going around ! Second only to the Taliban spokesman during the 2001 invasion. Recommend

  • Malatesh
    Jun 10, 2015 - 3:59PM

    Expose?? Seriously Mr Aziz?
    Who do you think 90k solders surrendered to? Recommend

  • GKA
    Jun 10, 2015 - 4:07PM

    Love thjis. Do indeed discuss the reasons of break away which would draw the Bangladeshis into this debate. And then the Indians step back and the Bangladeshis talk about thier maltreatment at the hands of west Pakistan (which was the smaller part of Pakistan by population)Recommend

  • Aziz
    Jun 10, 2015 - 4:13PM

    Thank you Mr. Aziz, I had no idea.Recommend

  • Menon
    Jun 10, 2015 - 4:23PM

    India is not hiding from the fact that, India liberated East Pakistan and 90,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered.

    Then there is the Simla agreement signing, which Indira Gandhi graciously allowed (big mistake) Bhutto to save face and returned 90,000 Pakistani soldiers. Then there is this minor detail, Pakistan abrogated UN resolution on Kashmir.

    Biggest blunder Indira Gandhi did was to release of the POWs without asking Pakistan to return PoK, a golden opportunity squandered.

    Suppose, Pakistan likes to live in the past.Recommend

  • Daddy.
    Jun 10, 2015 - 5:55PM

    Sartaj Aziz must be too young to recall 1971 Bharati intervention in East Pakistan.Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Jun 10, 2015 - 8:25PM

    @Cosmo:

    yeah true. perhaps the best way to settle this is we break kashmir from you soon? deal?Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Jun 10, 2015 - 8:27PM

    @Menon:
    india conducted a terrorist operation inside east pakistan, supporting rebel groups (ironically you call it terrorism now in kashmir). east pakistan was a sovereign part of pakistan, and by admitting it you have admitted to terrorism. this was an insurgency that the GoP was dealing with. india had no role. if you are too stupid to see the parallels with kashmir, then so be it. we’ll take kashmir from you soon as well. get ready for many more 26/11’s bit##Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Jun 10, 2015 - 8:28PM

    @BlackHat:

    oh you mean like india waging war on the unarmed kashmir women and children for 20 years? or am i just imagining that whole thing?Recommend

  • Shakti
    Jun 10, 2015 - 9:42PM

    @hamza khan:
    You’re right. You are imagining it. Despite calls from Pak-backed separatists, Indians turn out in huge numbers to vote in Kashmir.Recommend

  • Saif
    Jun 10, 2015 - 11:10PM

    btw wot happened to ur earlier statements that u will expose role of RAW in terrorism wen u were going to US..where r the proofs ..host of lies ..makes mockey of ur claimsRecommend

  • SUn Tzu
    Jun 11, 2015 - 2:10AM

    @hamza khan:

    Generals Aurora, General Manekshaws were certainly not terrorists!!! – and they had their uniforms on too — unlike Pak soldiers posing as “tribals” in ’47Recommend

  • Khan Sr
    Jun 11, 2015 - 2:20AM

    After Generals Yaha, Hameed, Peerzada, Niazi et al slaughtered hundreds of thousands of East Paistani civilians (supported politically of course by ZA Bhutto), India did take complete advantage of this disastrous policy by actively severing the disgruntled Eastern Province from West Pakistan.
    That is what our history books should tell us but they purposely don’t.Recommend

  • madhu
    Jun 11, 2015 - 2:50AM

    This will surely expose the 3 million Bangladeshis killed by the Pakistanis – good idea — Recommend

  • Gulzar Ahmed
    Jun 11, 2015 - 2:55AM

    Sartaj: Never come to Bangladesh. They are having a serious neck-tie party for Pakistani war criminals. We may string you as well if we can catch you.Recommend

  • vasan
    Jun 11, 2015 - 4:54AM

    This only proves that the 1971 debacle was not all covered in any Pak text books, newspapers, radio, magazines etc etc. No one knew how and why Bangladesh separated from Pak. All they knew, till Mr Modi’s speech, was Bangladesh was born on one fine day. They were all guessing why. Now Mr Aziz will research and submit a paper on Bangladesh debacle, Indian involvement etc and get a PhD , of course from Axact university.Recommend

  • Professor
    Jun 11, 2015 - 5:57AM

    India conducted a Zarb-e-Azb in East Pakistan to save the locals from tyranny and oppression. Mr.Aziz seems to have missed it. Then again, Pakistani history books are mostly curated by the authorities to suit their narrative. Can’t really blame him.Recommend

  • Muneer
    Jun 11, 2015 - 7:44AM

    A very good decision. It will expose that Pakistan break up was not a spontaneous reaction of people but an Indian sponsored agitation of few traitors which led to the separation of East Pakistan.Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Jun 11, 2015 - 7:46AM

    Wow, breathlessly awaiting this “soon to be released” expose, that as usual will never see the light of day (to avoid further embarrassing Pakistan!)!Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Jun 11, 2015 - 7:50AM

    @hamza khan:
    What makes you think that Kasmiris WANT to be part of Pakistan rather than become an independent state???
    As for more 26/11s, just what do you think India’s VIOLENT response would do to Pakistan????Recommend

  • MSS
    Jun 11, 2015 - 8:58PM

    Sartaj Aziz is obviously not forward looking. He is going to ‘expose’ India for what has been known to all nations for 44 years. Pakistan committed so many atrocities on their Bengal brethren that they revolted and Chinese refused to help Pakistan because they were convinced on Pakistan army’s wrong doings. Read Hamood Ur Rehman’ report. Nawaz Sharif should get a new competent advisor. Recommend

  • vivek
    Jun 12, 2015 - 5:56AM

    @hamza khan
    you are fool enough to compare two situation, we have given extra constitutional rights to kashmiris and you people has not allowed bangalis to make govt even after geting majority.Recommend

  • Jim
    Jun 12, 2015 - 7:06AM

    @Hamza Khan Indeed you are imagining it. If the situation was so serious in Kashmir, things would have been worse than Syria or Iraq. Instead, there is flourishing tourism, people voted majorly in elections, and except for a small group in the valley sponsored by Pakistan (like Geelani and the terrorists) no one wants to do anything with Pakistan, even if they are unhappy with India (half of India is in any case unhappy with India; that’s why we have democracy — to express it). As for Sartaj Aziz’s laughable statement, you don’t have to expose anything. India acknowledged it a long time ago, Bangladesh was freed and recognized by the world, and is today a better country than Pakistan by many accounts even if it does not have a nuclear “bum.” It has brains, which cannot be said of Pakistan, notwithstanding many bright individual liberal Pakistanis. Eventually, the world will be happy if Balochistan and Sind are also liberated from this very unstable Punjabi state. Liberal Punjabis themselves would be happy to get rid of the fundoos, who can all congregate in one narrow strip between Muridke, Jhamb, Bahawalpur etc which can then be bombed to the Stone Age. Recommend

  • observer
    Jun 12, 2015 - 11:05AM

    What is there to expose? Wasn’t Indian involvement a known fact based based on the surrender of 90,000 Pakistani troops?Recommend

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