Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif with UN chief Ban-ki-moon at UNGA
UNITED NATIONS –– Pakistan said it has handed over dossiers to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon containing “evidence” of alleged Indian involvement in terrorism in the country and links of its security agencies with the Tehrik-e-Taliban in Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
Exercising its Right of Reply in the UN General Assembly late on Thursday night in response to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s address, a Pakistani representative said it handed over to the Secretary General dossiers containing “evidence of Indian involvement in terrorism and fermenting instability in Pakistan”.
“The dossiers include details of Indian interference and support for terrorism in Balochistan and Karachi as well as its security and intelligence agencies link with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan especially in FATA,” the representative said in the Right of Reply from the floor of the General Assembly.
The representative accused India of using the “terrorism bogey” for not only stalling the bilateral dialogue but also mitigating the overall atmosphere between the two countries. “India’s insistence to limiting the talks to a one-point agenda proves that it is neither interested nor serious in engaging in a genuine dialogue,” he said. The representative also accused India of failing to bring to justice perpetrators of terrorism against civilians in the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings.
To perpetuate its occupation, India has deployed over seven hundred thousand security forces in Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir. Only the occupier would oppose the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions that promised self-determination to the people of the disputed State of Jammu and Kashmir, he said.
Rubbishing Pakistan’s four-point formula for peace, Swaraj had asserted that India is ready to discuss all issues if the neighbouring country addresses “just one” point of ending terrorism emanating from there as she proposed NSA-level talks to address the problem.
Swaraj had also referred to the perpetrators of 26/11 attacks who continue to roam freely in Pakistan and pressed the world community to ensure that countries which provide finances, safe havens and arms to terrorists “pay a heavy price”.
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