Pakistan to prove India’s terror link at UN, says Sartaj Aziz

Published: September 13, 2015
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Sartaj Aziz. PHOTO: FILE

Sartaj Aziz. PHOTO: FILE

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

Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Saturday that all evidences that prove India’s involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan would be presented to the United Nations and New Delhi.

Speaking to journalists after attending the Foreign Ministers’ Forum 2015 at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi, Aziz said Pakistan had gathered all the information on the terrorist activities India has aided and abetted on Pakistan’s soil.

He also expressed grief over the Grand Mosque crane collapse in Makkah that has claimed more than 100 lives and injured scores more since Friday.

Asked when a foreign minister would be appointed, he said he himself was working as a full-time foreign minister.

Commenting on Pakistan-Afghanistan relations, Aziz said the two countries were again heading towards a reconciliation policy. “We hope it would help stop insurgency in Afghanistan.”

‘Undue criticism’

Former foreign minister Khursheed Kasuri told the students at IBA that the government had been receiving a lot of flak for not lashing out at India. “We should understand the consequences of our own statements. It’s not the Muslims of Pakistan or Bangladesh but the Indian Muslims who have to suffer hatred in India.”

Commenting on the Kashmir dispute, he said the issue would never be resolved until the world is ready to listen to what the Kashmiris want. “The more you try to silence them, the more Pakistani flags you’ll see rising in Kashmir. And that is what India also needs to understand.”

Speaking at the forum, former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar listed three key principles to consider when it comes to foreign policy.

“We should be proactive rather than reactive. If India’s premier speaks against Pakistan, we should avoid indulging him and responding to hate. Secondly, Pakistan should lead by confidence and not by fear. And thirdly, our foreign policy should not be hostile towards other countries.”

Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2015.

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  • Vectra
    Sep 13, 2015 - 9:32AM

    “We should understand the consequences of our own statements. It’s not the Muslims of Pakistan or Bangladesh but the Indian Muslims who have to suffer hatred in India.”

    pakistan should stop itself for being the self appointed advocate of muslims of India and Bangladesh.
    Then you want to proof then just proof it,why such big talk everyday????.But mind it if you can’t proof then be prepared to face diplomatic assault of India and international community in multilateral forums itself.So better act accordingly not to embarrass yourself.Recommend

  • Babloo
    Sep 13, 2015 - 9:32AM

    Ugliest foreign minister who spouts garbage.Recommend

  • Dybya
    Sep 13, 2015 - 9:34AM

    Really ??? Keep trying …. All the best …Recommend

  • Gavin
    Sep 13, 2015 - 9:37AM

    Looks like Pakistan is desperate for talks. Ain’t happening Pakistan, please keep the antics rolling.Recommend

  • whatever
    Sep 13, 2015 - 9:40AM

    so saviour of Indian muslims speaks again while their own muslim brothers dieing like pigs on daily basis in Pakistan. Why doesn’t Pakistan proposes a citizenship scheme for persecuted Indian muslims and kashmiris? Or they afraid there will be no taker of it.Recommend

  • Vicky
    Sep 13, 2015 - 10:08AM

    Whole world knows who is the creator of terrorism :)Recommend

  • wb
    Sep 13, 2015 - 10:11AM

    Serious delusions. It’s the Muslims of Pakistan who are hating and killing the Muslims of Pakistan.

    But he worries about Indian Muslims.Recommend

  • Union Jack
    Sep 13, 2015 - 10:31AM

    Mr Aziz. We have been listening to same crap every year. What happened to all the dossier you took to UN few months ago ?Recommend

  • The Book Says
    Sep 13, 2015 - 10:42AM

    Dear Mr Kasuri.

    Stop playing the Ummah card. Your statement –

    “We should understand the consequences of our own statements. It’s not the Muslims of Pakistan or Bangladesh but the Indian Muslims who have to suffer hatred in India.”

    Wishful thinking. Above similar statements has got nothing for Pakistan in the past and will not get anything in the future either.

    Hatred of India – What does that mean?

    Muslims in India, do not need your advice. If you are speaking for minorities, Are you also going to speak for Hindus/Sikhs in Pakistan? If not fix your own house first.Recommend

  • hari
    Sep 13, 2015 - 10:45AM

    Ha ha ha. Lol.Recommend

  • JSM
    Sep 13, 2015 - 10:56AM

    Sartaj Aziz is a mythomaniac.Recommend

  • KAZIM
    Sep 13, 2015 - 10:58AM

    Where is ur Nuke phobia… do not forget ‘KALI 5000’ specially designed for youRecommend

  • Prakash
    Sep 13, 2015 - 11:12AM

    If you wanna prove something, prove it. This mindless talk has gone on long enough.Recommend

  • whatever
    Sep 13, 2015 - 11:27AM

    now these evidences talks become boring. Please change sentences from ‘we will provide evidence to US\UN’ to we have provided evidences to US/UN. How many more days you want to keep making fool these naive pakistani publicRecommend

  • Prada
    Sep 13, 2015 - 11:34AM

    Mr.Aziz, cut the talk and let’s see some action. You’ve been saying the same thing for years. You just want to make the headlines with this quote and you know that it will be laughed out of the UN when you present your “evidence”. Recommend

  • Seema
    Sep 13, 2015 - 11:37AM

    If flying flags is the goal of the Kashmiri struggle, you have succeeded. Can we move on now?
    Pakistan’s next struggle has to be to hoist Pakistani flag in Balochistan.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Sep 13, 2015 - 11:45AM

    More embarrassment for Nawaz SharifRecommend

  • Saif
    Sep 13, 2015 - 11:46AM

    first world needs to resolve Baluchistan issue !Recommend

  • Bahubali
    Sep 13, 2015 - 11:53AM

    Is he a tape recorder ? Do it old man but do’nt you have other work to talk about.You are taking it as medicine once after breakfast, another one after lunch and third before dinner.Recommend

  • pure ind
    Sep 13, 2015 - 11:55AM

    Dear Sir please provide proof before making statements. India has always come up with proofs which even your officers have agreed to years later. ( mumbai attack).
    Finally sir please stop worrying about indian muslims. Would rather suggest that pakistan should take care of its minorities who are desperate to migrate like hindus & parsis.Recommend

  • Sodomite
    Sep 13, 2015 - 11:58AM

    Sartaj Aziz does not have great negotiating skills. But I hope he takes an ironclad brief to the UN otherwise he is going to fall flat on his face and break his nose. Recommend

  • Human
    Sep 13, 2015 - 12:15PM

    @Seema:
    @Saif:
    i dont see any sort of logic behind such statements….Balochistan insurgency is not nearly as big as the one in kashmir…….secondly, Kashmir is termed as a “disputed territory” by the UN…..unlike Balochistan which is part of PakistanRecommend

  • shahid
    Sep 13, 2015 - 12:33PM

    @Prakash:
    Absolutely agree with you, as it applies to you too and your kind as well ..; Making press releases and statements coming out of every hole does not prove anything.. Being a loudmouth is just making noise.. nothing less or more; Recommend

  • Sep 13, 2015 - 12:49PM

    1st proof is that on one occasion India made pistol was found with baloch militants .Recommend

  • Naren
    Sep 13, 2015 - 1:30PM

    Please Mr. Aziz Sartaz, Please prove it in UN. We Indians are also eager to know, that whether our agencies are at par with your ISI.
    Then we know how to put them at their place ( by Changing the power at center).Recommend

  • Ayati
    Sep 13, 2015 - 2:11PM

    Uncle Sartaj again with UN dossier drama!

    And Mr. Kasuri what an inflated sense of self importance you have! By your logic did terrorist attacks in Muslim Pakistan in the last decade causing more than 50000 casualties happen because of statements from India? In Pakistan’s mind, they are the thekedars of world muslims. But alas, nobody cares. Recommend

  • KSS
    Sep 13, 2015 - 2:26PM

    We have been hearing same threat for the past so many months. Serious leaders just don’t keep on repeating. You are making yourself a laughing stock in the eyes of the world.

    Learn from former Foreign Minister Mr Kasuri and be serious rather than loud mouth.

    KSSRecommend

  • dede
    Sep 13, 2015 - 3:38PM

    “Hawabaaz” Sartaj AzizRecommend

  • Auginpk
    Sep 13, 2015 - 5:37PM

    And Mr.Aziz talked about good Taliban and bad Taliban.Recommend

  • observer
    Sep 13, 2015 - 6:03PM

    The same UN,

    A. Which has already declared LeT a terrorist organisation?

    B. Which has declared Hafiz Saeed a terrorist.

    C. Which is aware of the hiding place of OBL.Recommend

  • Another Indian
    Sep 13, 2015 - 6:16PM

    Something tells me he is going to be a PM candidate in next elections (if there is one). Recommend

  • shafi
    Sep 13, 2015 - 7:09PM

    @vectra, plz understand kashmiri r not indian muslim, if they were they might raise indian flag instead PAK flagsRecommend

  • Kamal
    Sep 13, 2015 - 7:31PM

    Kasuri is correct. If Kashmir goes to Pakistan then every Muslim in India including Dalip Kumar to Shah Rukh Khan will go to Pakistan. All it will take is 24 hours. Kashmiri Muslim are highly radicalized Muslim and they have cleansed Kashmir of Hindus. They do not give a damn to Indian Muslim. Today there is no Gandhi but highly radicalized Hindus who have elected Modi as their Leader. There no Muslim battalions or Muslim police. Even whe Muslim protectors were there, still in 1947, millions of Muslim died. If Kashmir leaves, Muslim in India will have no moral right to live in India. Even UNO will ask them to move on for their own safety. Else, Modi has treatment which in perfected in Gujrat. Kashmir is unfinished business of 1947 for Pakistan and Indian Muslim are unfinished business for Indians. Recommend

  • Seadorff
    Sep 13, 2015 - 7:59PM

    For the past 18 months all of you have been hating Modi since he became the PM. Every one keeps on repeating that he is not for peace. What was Pakistani leadership doing for 66 years to resolve the dispute before Modi came to power ? So stop blaming him and have some introspection.Recommend

  • wonder
    Sep 13, 2015 - 8:27PM

    who appointed sartaj aziz as the custodian of Indian Muslims. don’t make me laughRecommend

  • K.Sundar
    Sep 13, 2015 - 9:08PM

    Aziz is a liability for Pakistan and he keeps on telling lies after lies and spoil the image of Pakistan and Pakistan Prime Minister, The credibility of Pakistan is coming down due to mishandling of Indo -Pakistan issues by Aziz. It is better for Pakistan Government to give him compulsory retirement and send him to a far away place so that Pakistan’s image improves in the international arena. Recommend

  • Pukudenguta
    Sep 13, 2015 - 9:13PM

    How long are you going to fool Pakistanis? One day boys from down trodden families are going to be educated and learn the reality, and that day the Zameendari class which feeds the officer cadre, both in the military services and civil services, will be physically eliminated. Just a matter of time.Recommend

  • Rashid
    Sep 13, 2015 - 9:51PM

    Giving an interesting twist to news headline, “Pakistan to prove” shows distrust of sincerity in diplomatic dialogue over terrorism. And after reading all the comments following this news article, I wonder how we can justify impartial coverage of terrorism across the border across the board. I wish this comment finds its place in Indian audience!Recommend

  • Milind
    Sep 13, 2015 - 10:02PM

    Its been more than 2 months since we’ve been hearing about you having proofs of Indian/RAW hand… If you have it please go ahead in the UN.. why beat around the bush?Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Sep 13, 2015 - 10:59PM

    It is time for journalists to aggressively question Aziz at press conferences about those repeated false claims of having provided “proof” to Americans, West, UN, Etc over the last years!!!Recommend

  • Haider Rehman
    Sep 14, 2015 - 12:57AM

    India herself has admitted in training Mukti Bahini. Where do you think BLA, TTP get rocket launchers, complex IEDs? The obvious answer in Eastern neighbour through Afghanistan.Recommend

  • bapu
    Sep 14, 2015 - 4:33AM

    wow ! so many indian trolls ..looks like you have no news of your own !
    this is is fascinating ! Recommend

  • ajeet
    Sep 14, 2015 - 5:36AM

    There are lots of Muslims in India to keep Pakistan worried. But there are only few Hindus in Pakistan and we don’t have to be worried.Recommend

  • someone
    Sep 14, 2015 - 6:06AM

    I think if Pakistan had any proofs it would have been shouting on top of its lunges on every forum by now. By the way, its taking awfully lot of time for Pakistani establishment to cook some “proofs”.Recommend

  • Weirdity
    Sep 14, 2015 - 7:47AM

    I am just trying to figure out if its senility which is making is say all this or its just craziness. Recommend

  • DhabbaWala
    Sep 14, 2015 - 8:43AM

    Please, Mr.Aziz, khuda ke liye, don’t reveal the evidence to UN.
    India will be doomed! Where is your sense of duty towards the Muslims of India? Please hide the evidence under the sofa as soon as you read this. Thank you.Recommend

  • Girish
    Sep 14, 2015 - 8:58AM

    Oh Please!
    Enough talking Mr. Aziz, please give the ‘proofs’ at the earliest.
    Unless you want more time to cook them up.Recommend

  • KH
    Sep 14, 2015 - 9:12AM

    What you guys think is crap, is called building up the environment. These statement which sound crazy to the most, is heard by international world.

    So keep watching, we know how to play it and that is why we can see your frustration on the LOC.Recommend

  • Sep 14, 2015 - 10:56AM

    U are saying that for last 6 months pls do… don’t say …..Recommend

  • Sep 14, 2015 - 11:37AM

    u are saying that for last 6 months…Recommend

  • sridhar
    Sep 14, 2015 - 10:15PM

    “one foot in the grave”Aziz does not know what he is talking.
    He is just speaking the words dictated to him by the Army.
    If Pakistanis had proof, they would not be talking but flaunting it in public forums.
    The fact is: there is no proof.
    This is all for local consumption.Recommend

  • Pixell
    Sep 16, 2015 - 10:41PM

    Oh come on Mr Kasuri, don’t make the world laugh at you and Mr Aziz again.Recommend

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