New Delhi, February 22: In a false bid to knock India over recent terror attacks in Pakistan, army chief Qamar Bajwa has made disputed remarks while addressing troops at the Line of Control (LoC) in the Mattewala, Munaawar Sector.
A press release has been issued by the media wing of Pakistan’s armed forces to address the troops across the border. It says, “We are fully aware of Indian design and her support to terrorism in Pakistan and the region.”
Pakistan’s army chief via official statement has urged Pak soldiers to “respond effectively” to India’s “unprovoked” ceasefire violations, as these alleged cross-border firings are the part of a deliberate “design” on India’s part.
“At one hand, the ceasefire violations by Indian forces are an effort to divert world’s attention from its atrocities against innocent Kashmiris, while on the other hand it is an attempt to dilute our response against terrorism and militancy,” said Bajwa.
The press note also cites alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav as one of examples which proves how India undermines Pakistan’s efforts to stem terror there.
“Kulbhushan Yadev (Jadhav) is one such evidence of these efforts and his case will be taken to the logical conclusion,” Bajwa said.
Reportedly Jadhav was arrested in Balochistan last March and India acknowledged him as a retired Indian Navy officer, but denied the Pak’s allegations.
However Pakistan’s foreign affairs advisor to PM Sharif, Sartaj Aziz told to the Pakistani Senate that Jadhav’s dossier didn’t have “conclusive evidence” as a spy.
“It (the dossier) did not have any conclusive evidence,” Aziz was quoted saying by Geo TV.
Meanwhile Pakistan has faced at least eight terror attacks this month in which more than 100 people have been killed. On Thursday a suicide terror attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar took toll on 88 innocent lives while many more were left severely injured.
Coming on to Pakistan’s state run terrorism, it should be noted here how political rift was raised yesterday when Pak Defence Minister Khawaja Asif was criticized for terming terrorist Hafiz Saeed “a threat to his country.”
In fact trader’s community and Jamaat-ud-Dawah supporters on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration in different parts of Pakistan against Defence Minister’s statement on JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and demanded his resignation.
Saeed is the mastermind of the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai in 2008 and was roaming freely in Pakistan until January 30 when he was house arrested by the state amid ongoing terror attacks on its land.
Many Pakistani political and religious leaders termed him “India’s mouthpiece” for his comment on Saeed, and characterised the terrorist as a “patriotic leader of Pakistan.”