“Pakistan categorically rejects terrorism-related insinuations by the Indian External Affairs Minister and other political figures today,” said a statement from the Foreign Office (FO) on Sunday.

Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Spokesperson of the Foreign Office, said that the regurgitating of baseless allegations does not turn them into truth, nor does it wash away the fact of India’s state sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan and master-minding of anti-Pakistan propaganda globally. The “dossier” presented by Pakistan to the world community and the EU DisinfoLab’s recent report speak for themselves, he maintained.

According to the FO, by peddling false narratives, the RSS-inspired BJP regime can neither divert attention from its internal failings, nor hide from the world community its grave human rights violations of the Kashmiri people as well as the persecution of minorities, particularly Muslims, under the pernicious ‘Hindutva’ agenda.

“For durable peace and stability in the region, India must eschew the use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy, stop its global smear campaign against Pakistan, and let the Kashmiri people exercise their right to self-determination as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions,” the Foreign Office stated.


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