Pakistan Monday strongly rejected all references and insinuations by the Indian leadership directed against it at the so-called “No Money for Terror” Ministerial meeting held in New Delhi.
The Foreign Office said in a statement that India continues to mislead the world about Pakistan’s counterterrorism credentials by repeatedly making false accusations about Islamabad’s alleged involvement in the financing of banned terrorist organizations. India, it said, is driven by its insatiable and unquenchable desire to disparage Pakistan at every opportunity.
According to the Foreign Office, India’s hollow rhetoric has failed in the face of Pakistan’s effective counterterrorism efforts, which have earned the Financial Action Task Force’s deserved recognition and appreciation (FATF).
It stated that Pakistan’s effective removal from the Grey List in October was made possible by its strong and credible AML and CFT activities, as well as its successful implementation of the FATF action plans.
Regrettably, the Foreign Office mentioned that India is continuing its relentless terror campaign in the illegally occupied Jammu Kashmir. (IIOJK).
In IIOJK, where its security forces routinely terrorize, torment, and torture defenseless Kashmiris with impunity, there is no justification for India’s state-sponsored terrorism, according to the statement.
“Most regrettably, India has long supported and protected terrorists. It cleared Swami Aseemanand in 2019, the primary suspect in the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing that claimed the lives of 43 Pakistani civilians on Indian territory.”
Similarly to this, India purposefully withheld witnesses and reliable evidence from Pakistani courts during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks trial, despite repeated requests over the previous 14 years, only to drag and perpetuate the case to fulfill its nefarious political objective, it added.
The Foreign Office observed that India’s role in encouraging terrorism inside Pakistan has been thoroughly recognized and documented.
It stated that Pakistan had published a thorough dossier in November 2020 that provided proof of India’s involvement in subversive activities in Pakistan.
“The convicted, serving, Indian Naval commander Kulbhushan Yadav is undeniable proof of India’s direct involvement in sabotage and terror. Indian links to TTP and other elements inimical to Pakistan inside Afghanistan are also well known.”
Following that, the Foreign Office pleaded with the international community to hold India responsible for its activities in the IIOJK, its support of terrorist organizations, and for sowing terror in nearby nations.
India is also advised to immediately reform and rectify its credentials on terrorism and desist from shamelessly leveling false accusations against Pakistan for selfish political interests, the Foreign Office added.
“Sometimes, there are indirect arguments made in support of terrorism to block action against terrorists. There is no place for an ambiguous approach while dealing with a global threat. It is an attack on humanity, freedom, and civilization,” he claimed.