In a joint press conference with Director General with Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi condemned the ‘cowardly” ceasefire violations by India across the Line of Control (LoC) on the 13th of November.
He said that while Pakistan has been highlighting India’s subversive activities at international forums the time had come to take the nation and the international community in confidence.
“Staying silent will not be in the interest of Pakistan, nor would it be in the interest of regional stability.”
In his concluding remarks, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, that the dossier presented by Pakistan provides a concrete proof of Indian financial and material sponsorship of multiple terrorist organisations, including UN designated terrorist organizations Jammat-ul-Ahrar (JUA), Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
As such, Pakistan is presenting this Dossier to United Nations (UN), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) , P5 countries (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), and others, the Foreign Minister said.
“We expect the international community to play its role for peace and stability in the region by compelling India to immediately halt its state sponsorship of terrorism inside Pakistan, and to bring to justice all those responsible for supporting and financing terrorism inside Pakistan according to relevant domestic and international laws.”
He added that Pakistan has shared its concerns with major international partners before: “We are now presenting irrefutable evidence to the world of Indian state’s direct sponsorship of terrorism inside Pakistan that has resulted in the deaths of innocent Pakistanis.”
“The international community can no longer turn a blind eye to this rogue behavior by a state which refuses to adhere to international laws and conventions. Let me be clear that India is a state sponsor of terrorism that is consistently exhibiting rogue behavior. If the world does not take the Indian agenda to destabilise and undermine Pakistan in the region seriously, then I am afraid peace and stability in a nuclear South Asia does not seem to be their priority.”
Paying tribute to the armed forces, the Foreign Minister said: “Our valiant law enforcement and security agencies have resiliently fought and won the war against terrorism. We know how to defend ourselves. India’s efforts to foment terrorism inside Pakistan will not be allowed to undermine Pakistan’s stability in any way. Whether they acknowledge or not, all major powers know that India is threat to the entire region. Now they must act to prevent India from its continuous sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan.”
“We reserve the right to defend ourselves in every possible way.”
Following the presser he tweeted: