Moeed tells India to end terrorism in Pakistan, reverse Aug 5 IIOJK decision for talks

Islamabad, July 24, (KMS) National Security Adviser (NSA), Dr Moeed Yusuf on Saturday said that India must stop state terrorism in Pakistan before dialogue between the two nuclear-armed neighbours can resume.

Dr Moeed Yusuf in an interview with Indian journalist, Karan Thapar also said, India must reverse its unilateral and illegal decision of August 5, 2019 in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir for talks to resume.

Explaining Pakistan’s position on Kashmir, he said, “The government and the people of Pakistan will remain committed to the Kashmir cause till Kashmiris are granted their right to self-determination under UNSC resolutions.”

On the offer from India to hold talks, he said that Islamabad had clearly communicated to India that it must halt demographic change in IIOJK, ensure the protection of Kashmiris’ identity and give Kashmiris their rights before any dialogue or talks can take place.

Providing details of Indian involvement in terrorism, he said, the country has provided a detailed dossier with evidence of Indian involvement and added that New Delhi’s intelligence agency, RAW, was involved in the recent bombing in Johar Town in Lahore. He further detailed the evidence of banking transactions, telephone records and cyber attacks, which “revealed direct involvement of India in the attacks”.

Moeed further said that Indian intelligence agencies were deliberately targeting the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CEPC) and Chinese interests in Pakistan through terrorist proxies.

The NSA elaborated that Pakistan had always stood for peace and Prime Minister, Imran Khan, during his recent trip to Tashkent, had said that Pakistan wanted to have a civilized relationship with India as a neighbour, but the Indian government’s RSS inspired Hindutva ideology was a stumbling block.

During the interview, he asked why people inside India were comparing Modi to Hitler and also informed the Indian journalist that the country was deeply concerned about India’s rogue behavior, including reports of Indian state-sponsored spying on Pakistani individuals revealed under the recent Pegasus scandal and the revelation made by Indian Foreign Minister that the Modi government had politicized the FATF technical process to ensure Pakistan remains on the grey list despite meeting almost all technical criteria.

“Pakistan hopes that the possibility of moving forward remains if the Indian government realized its mistakes in IIOJK and took the right steps to reverse the situation on the ground. If India takes such actions and ends terrorism inside Pakistan, then both countries can work towards resolving their core issues which will benefit the common citizens of both countries,” said the NSA in response to a question.


Courtesy: The Express Tribute

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