ISLAMABAD (TIP): Echoing similar concern expressed by the country’s top military leadership two days back, Pakistan on May 7 asked India to refrain from interfering in its internal matters, saying that Islamabad has provided proof to New Delhi about its involvement as recently as the secretary-level talks.
At a weekly media briefing, Qazi Khalilullah, the newly appointed spokesperson of foreign office, said Pakistan has reminded to India with proof about its involvement in Pakistan’s internal affairs. “We have availed all possible opportunities to remind India to avoid interfering in Pakistan’s internal affairs. The recent time, we did it at foreign secretary-level talks,” he said.
The statement appears to be the continuation of accusations leveled recently by the top military’s top brass. Pakistan army’s corps commanders on Tuesday accused India’s military spy agency – the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) – of fuelling terrorism in Pakistan, at their conference headed by Army Chief Raheel Sharif.
Days ahead of the corps commanders conference, PM Nawaz Sharif, in an interview with Saudi Gazette, had blamed India, , for not responding positively to vibes sent from Pakistan to improve shaky relations between the two countries. “India had unilaterally called off talks between the two countries and it has not been making any effort for resumption of dialogue,” Sharif said.
At Thursday’s media briefing, the FO spokesman, while responding to a question about Dawood Ibrahim, said the government has always maintained that underworld don is not on Pakistani soil. “India had accepted Pakistan’s ignorance of his whereabouts,” he added.