Pakistan claims ‘concrete evidence’ of India-sponsored terrorism

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Pakistan says it has made a dossier publicly available that contains ‘irrefutable evidence’ of Indian-state sponsored terrorism on the Pak-soil.

The allegation comes two-days after both the nuclear-armed nations exchanged explosives in a Northern Kashmiri region, over allegations of ceasefire violations from both sides.

Several members of the army were killed on both sides, including civilians in the nearby villages when shelling took place in the proximity of villages in the region, Friday morning.

The so-called dossier comes after Pakistan failed to convince the United Nations Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to remove its name from the grey list of terror-financing nations in the world, just weeks ago.

The FATF said Pakistan made little progress in successfully stopping money laundering and terror financing, WION News reported.

What did Pakistan say?

As per local media reports, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and military spokesman Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar unveiled to the media what they say is India’s “rogue behavior” and urged the world’s attention on the same.

The Muslim-majority nations which are seen as India’s arch-rival alleged several Indian high-ranking officers, including Diplomats, military, and intelligence officials of India worked with Afghanisthan-based militant groups to target Pakistan.

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Foreign Minister also said that a specialized cell function ‘directly’ under the aegis of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has so far distributed  Rs22 billion among the terrorist groups.

Pakistan has for long alleged India of aiding and abetting hatred and sponsoring terrorism on Pak soil, an allegation India has vehemently denied in the past.

Now comes a more detailed attack which Pakistan says is backed by evidence of training, harboring, weapons supply, and financing in form of bank transactions, copies of correspondence, and communication intercepts, Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported.

Foreign Minister Qureshi blamed India for fanning state terrorism and destabilizing Pakistan, from a media conference from the Foreign Office.

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“Today we presented irrefutable evidence to the world on Indian state’s insatiable appetite for terrorism, violence, and instability, funding banned organizations, arming terrorists, savage attacks on innocent civilians and desperately trying to lobby against Flag of Pakistan’s growing global role of peace and progress; India has become a rogue state. It is time the world wakes up to an Indian state that is only incredible in its fanaticism,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said.

“The [specific] evidence presented by Pakistan provides a concrete proof of Indian financial and material sponsorship of multiple terrorist organizations, including UN-designated terrorist organizations Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Balochistan Liberation Army and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan,” Mr. Qureshi said, as quoted by Dawn.

Pakistan military’s spokesperson also linked the deadly militant attack in a Pakistani stock exchange building in July with India’s state-sponsored terrorism through India’s Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) intelligence agency.

He said suicide jackets used in the attack had Indian links.

By laying out what they claim is ‘irrefutable evidence’ of Indian state-sponsored terrorism, Pakistan seeks to ‘expose the real face of India’ in front of the influential global capitals, the United Nations (UN), five permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC), and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Not only India, but Pakistan on Saturday also accused Afghanistan of allowing its soil to be used as militant base-stations, a claim that Afghanistan quickly refuted.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly rejects the allegations of the spokesperson of the Pakistani Army claiming the use of Afghan territory against that country,” the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

India, on the other hand, accuses Pakistan of aiding and abetting terrorism in the nation, which has been the target of some deadly terror attacks in the last decade and prior.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister said after what they have provided in front of the world, the world cannot remain indifferent or silent. “We expect the international community to force India to end its terrorism & bring to justice those responsible for killing thousands of innocent people in Pakistan,” Khan wrote on Twitter.

Pakistan wants to establish India as a ‘rogue state’ which is trying every bit to sabotage the Pakistani peace and China’s $65 billion Belt and Road investment plan in Pakistan.

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