Rajnath’s remark on Pakistan ‘irresponsible’, says Islamabad

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Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday “strongly” condemned Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statements on its future earlier this week, terming them as “irresponsible” and a “complete violation of international norms”.

Rajnath Singh had said Pakistan would “soon be in ten pieces” if cross-border terrorism does not come to an end.

“Pakistan has been divided into two countries (in 1971). If it does not stop cross-border terrorism, it will soon be in 10 pieces,” Singh had said.

Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria during his weekly briefing alleged that Singh’s remarks vindicated Pakistan’s long-standing position that the Indian government and its intelligence agencies were involved in “subversive” activities in Pakistan and trying to “destabilise” it.

He called on the world community to take notice of Singh’s “irresponsible statements”, as well as alleged Indian interference in Pakistan.

Zakaria said Pakistan believes the peaceful way was the best method for resolution of outstanding issues between Pakistan and India, including the Kashmir dispute.

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