Slamming India for its terror activities in Pakistan, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar on Wednesday noted that the world was at a “unique place” as perpetrators of terrorism projecting themselves to be the greatest victims.
“We are also at a unique place because nobody is willing to call the bluff. Nobody is willing to call out the clear simple glaring hypocrisy in this whole act,” said Khar in a press conference at the Foreign Office.
Khar is addressing the news conference a day after Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that India’s footprints are seen in all terror activities carried out in Pakistan and New Delhi’s activities have gone “beyond that of an enemy state” just to hide its atrocities in occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
The state minister said that it was important for everyone who speaks of justice and universality of the value system to call a spade a spade.
“This particular effort is to bring to the attention of the world and to expect them and really encourage them to see things based on evidence as they are,” said Khar. She added that the Foreign Secretary Asad Majeed Khan had called the members of diplomatic corps in Islamabad and shared Pakistan’s dossier.
“This dossier has detailed evidence of how India has been found to be fully behind this incident that led to this loss of life,” said Khar on the Johar Town blast.
The state minister said that Pakistan does not unlike, India, go the next day blame one country or the other.
“We waited till we had strong hard evidence to be making the case we are making today,” said the state minister. She said that the Lahore incident was a clear evidence of a terrorist attack which was “planned and supported by India”.
“It reflects India’s persistent hostility towards Pakistan and the use of terrorist proxies to achieve nefarious objective,” said Khar. She added that Islamabad believes that such objectives would harm Indian as well because when one tries to burn their neighbour’s house, the fire will come and burn them as well.
The state minister said that the law enforcement agencies and judicial authorities have brought the front men of the attack to justice.
“The masterminds and the facilitators remain at large and under Indian state patronage and protection. I assure you that the Government of Pakistan will pursue this relentlessly,” said Khar.
The minister said that New Delhi continuously uses terrorist proxies and gives blatant support to Baloch militant organisations.
“All of these point to one objective and one method, which is to ruin the peace in Pakistan and the method is terrorism. What India is doing can be called many things. One fragment of the sentence which describes it well is chronic terrorism syndrome,” said Khar.
This is a developing story and is being updated with more details.