India promoting terrorism in Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz

Published: September 12, 2015
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NSA adviser Sartaj Aziz speaks at the Foreign Ministers' Forum at IBA Karachi on September 12, 2015. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD AZEEM/EXPRESS

NSA adviser Sartaj Aziz speaks at the Foreign Ministers' Forum at IBA Karachi on September 12, 2015. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD AZEEM/EXPRESS

Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said India is interfering and promoting terrorism in Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported. 

While talking to the media at a university event in Karachi, Aziz said Pakistan had enough evidence pertaining to India meddling in its affairs. He added that the evidence would be presented before the United Nations.

The remarks come against the backdrop of rising tensions, and the cancellation of NSA-level talks with India.

Earlier, Aziz had said India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) was stoking terrorism in Pakistan.

“I will also be carrying three dossiers on RAW’s [Research and Analysis Wing] involvement in promoting terrorism in Pakistan,” he had said while showing the documents to reporters.

Read: Sartaj Aziz to share ‘compelling’ data with Afghanistan

Ceasefire violations on the LoC Working Boundary have increased during the current Indian government, he said. The adviser argued economic and political stability were prerequisites to a balanced foreign policy.

Several steps have been taken during the last two years to keep Pakistan’s foreign policy balanced, added the NSA adviser. To a question about relations with Afghanistan, he said Pakistan was trying to restore Afghan reconciliation process between the Afghan Taliban and the government in Kabul.

Meanwhile about the continuing military offensive in North Waziristan, he said terrorist infrastructure was destroyed under Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

“Ninety percent objectives of the operation have been achieved,” he said.

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  • Woz Ahmed
    Sep 12, 2015 - 6:49PM

    For the last year we have said we have dossiers on RAWs activities in Pakistan, every time there’s a terrorist attack we blame RAW, then weeks later local terrorists are bought to book.

    We met with American senators and said, we will take evidence with us, when the senators were asked about the dossiers nothing had been presented.

    One commentator said these statements are for domestic consumption only !

    Please don’t take us all for fools, present the evidence and let’s bring a change in behaviour from our neighbour , otherwise less misleading statements please.Recommend

  • ghazal
    Sep 12, 2015 - 8:35PM

    @Woz Ahmed:
    problem is either evidence are not so accurate as to nail some one or evidences other side has similar line much stronger evidences. as far as establishment and foreign ministry are concerned question is not of intent but capability/ resources available Recommend

  • cautious
    Sep 12, 2015 - 9:16PM

    The adage “put up or shut up” comes to mind. You have been talking about presenting evidence for a long time now but have yet to do so – why the delay? Didn’t anybody who attended this meeting ask this obvious question?Recommend

  • TiffinBox
    Sep 13, 2015 - 12:21AM

    Sartaz Aziz, since ages, you have been saying “we have evidence, we have evidence, we have evidence and we have evidence”, if you really have it why not table it?. What’s stopping you, why the delay?.

    Truth is, you have no evidence of India’s involvement, truth is, you and your government has been putting India at the forefront to hide your failures, truth is, you have been misleading your country.Recommend

  • VRM
    Sep 13, 2015 - 12:31AM

    Does he not have anything else to say. His statements now sound like a record with a scratch, which keeps going on and on repeating the same thing over and over.Recommend

  • Pops
    Sep 13, 2015 - 1:33AM

    Isn’t Pakistan establishment promoting terrorism in India?

    Who is arming and sending terrorists into Kashmir?Recommend

  • Bharatiya Oz
    Sep 13, 2015 - 3:45AM

    Had Mr. Aziz spent half this time in talking positive and developmental issues, it would have brought in lots of real good for the people.. Has he got nothing else to say other than these rhetoric and finger pointing ad nauseam. Don’t you know when you point a finger to others three fingers pointing towards yourself..Recommend

  • Wow
    Sep 13, 2015 - 4:17AM

    Sirtaj Aziz is a very old parrot (was’nt he brought to Pakistan by Bin Qasim?). Every once in a while he wakes up and starts chanting the same slogan, possibly getting a cracker as a reward for his strained effort. Then back to sleep.fRecommend

  • vasan
    Sep 13, 2015 - 6:03AM

    Your dictator said once “Keep the pot boiling at the right temperature”. What are u complaining about now.Recommend

  • Jaffer Ali
    Sep 13, 2015 - 6:29AM

    Our leaders know how to fool us and we accept it and we deserve it. Recommend

  • wb
    Sep 13, 2015 - 7:09AM

    Alright. India is evil and India is sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan.

    Now, please show us the evidence.

    It’s astounding how an overwhelming majority of Pakistanis don’t say, “Mr. Aziz, please show us the evidence through media.”Recommend

  • Tom
    Sep 13, 2015 - 7:42AM

    If you can’t stop others interfering in your affairs, you are impotent. You have an incapable police force, military, ministers and intelligence officers. Try fixing it, and stop complaining like idiots. Nobody cares about imbeciles.Something to think about.!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Cmon
    Sep 13, 2015 - 7:49AM

    This “blow hot, blow cold” policy each day, to have people meet to find cooperation but fire verbal salvos at the same to disrupt progress, is getting us nowhere.

    As someone pointed out, can we find a way to spend quality time on improving our day to day life of our citizens? Like education, eradicating poverty etc.Recommend

  • JSM
    Sep 13, 2015 - 8:01AM

    Sartaj Aziz Saheb is a mytommanic. Possibly, he needs treatment.Recommend

  • ajeet
    Sep 13, 2015 - 8:02AM

    Dementia in old age makes people say strange things.Recommend

  • The Book Says
    Sep 13, 2015 - 11:12AM

    If you have evidence, take it to the UNSC, not just UN General Council, can you?Recommend

  • Virkaul
    Sep 13, 2015 - 11:34AM

    This was supposed to be a Foreign Ministers’ meet. The report does not indicate who were present at the meet other than Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Ibrar
    Sep 13, 2015 - 12:20PM

    Anyone who has doubts should google and see what a former NSA( Mr Hagger) had said about India promoting terrorism using Afghan territory. In addition Mr Aziz does seem to have some credible evidence of Indian involvement and may have been aiming to disclose it on a particular occasion. Currently the Indians have succeeded in making some effective noise around their Mumbai tragedy, associating Pakistan with various lushers where as Pakistan has failed to even properly inform the world about Samjhota express…all due to our own negligence. On the other hand In reality the only country who pays attention to believe India’s lies is the U.S. and that should not surprise us. Who knows America more than Pakistanis?Recommend

  • Malatesh
    Sep 13, 2015 - 6:03PM

    @Ibrar:
    You have said that Pakistan is a failure due to your leaders negligence, why the same leaders are allowed to continue in power? why don’t pakistan change its leadership? They will do the mistakes again.. You know thet.Recommend

  • Imran khan
    Sep 13, 2015 - 8:56PM

    asalmowalikom we will prove it .inshallaha. Recommend

  • Rashid
    Sep 13, 2015 - 10:13PM

    There’s no doubt India has at least a plan ready to destabilize the country for speeding elimination of terrorists in the region for peace. There’s still no doubt Mumbai attack was an embarrassment for India who will seek revenge without declaring intentions. There’s also no doubt Pakistan’s involvement in Kashmir has bolstered freedom movement, and India is reluctant to confer this right of self-determination for typical bunya mind. Don’t blame Pakistan if its support of independence results in separation just as it did in separation of Bangladesh.Recommend

  • Union Jack
    Sep 14, 2015 - 10:04AM

    @Imran khan:
    I will see the same comment from you six months later when Aziz once again fool Pakistani awaam by declaring they have evidence. Nothing new here. Not a news.Recommend

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