Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar said on Wednesday that “no country had used terrorism better than India” as she called on the international community to take note of New Delhi’s attempts to destabilize Pakistan.
The minister stated at a press conference in Islamabad that India’s objective was to use terrorism to undermine Pakistan’s peace and security because “no country had used terrorism better than India.”
Her media conference comes a day after Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah claimed that India was involved in the bombing last year that killed four people and occurred close to Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed’s Johar Town apartment in Lahore.
“To play on the back of the attention of the world on terrorism and to play the victim, no country has benefitted from it better than India.”
She went on to say that despite making no contributions and only lip service, India was portraying itself as a leader in the fight against terrorism.
“If you compare Pakistan and India, you will find Pakistan to always be at the forefront of counter-terrorism, of ensuring that we are a player in the world to try and make sure terrorism does not continue to haunt us.”
‘Perpetrators of terrorism projecting themselves as victims’
Khar began her press conference by saying that terrorism posed a serious threat to peace, adding that Pakistan had been at the receiving end of this scourge for a long.
“I wish I was here to be talking to you about how the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) is prospering, how regional connectivity is happening. we are at a unique place where perpetrators of terrorism are projecting themselves to be the greatest victims of terrorism.
“As perpetrators of terrorism are drum-beating as United Nations Security Council (UNSC) presidents to talk about terrorism from imaginary sources. And we are also at a unique place because no one is willing to call the bluff, to call out the clear, simple, glaring hypocrisy.”
She said that when there was “undeniable, indisputable” evidence, it was necessary to “call a spade a spade”.
“This particular effort is to bring attention to the attention of the world and to expect them and encourage them to see things based on evidence.”