India should look at own involvement in militancy: Pak

Islamabad, Feb 02:
In a sharp reaction to India’s demand for “credible crackdown” on alleged Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan Thursday said India should look at its own involvement in fomenting militancy on Pakistani soil before pointing fingers at others.

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakari, at his weekly briefing, was asked to comment on the Indian reaction to Pakistan’s action against Saeed.

Zakaria said he had read the Indian reaction and sharply added that India should look at its own role in militancy in Pakistan than pointing a finger at Islamabad.
“India itself has been involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan,” he said.

Zakaria said India has been involved in terrorist operations in Pakistan. “There is solid proof that Indian state actors and institutions are involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan. The interference of Indian state institutions in Pakistan’s internal matters has been made apparent before the world”.

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed alongwith four other leaders Abdullah Ubaid, Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Niaz – were put under house arrest after an order was issued by Punjab Province’s Interior Ministry on Monday in pursuance to a directive from the Federal Interior Ministry on January 27.

During the briefing, Zakaria also said Indian brutalities against Kashmiris were going on.
He said Indian atrocities in Kashmir continue with the arrest of 14 Kashmiris last week. “Forty others were injured”.
Zakaria alleged that Kashmir’s population is being converted to Hinduism. “India is violating the United Nation resolutions”.

Zakaria called on the international community to take notice of ongoing Indian atrocities in Kashmir.
The FO spokesperson also lamented that there had been no response from India regarding the arrest of three Pakistani boys who had crossed the border in Narowal in Sept 2016, despite Pakistan making contact with Indian authorities calling for their release.