India trying to sabotage CPEC by fomenting terrorism in Pakistan: Zakaria

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says India is trying to sabotage its economic activity particularly China-Pakistan Economic Corridor by fomenting terrorism on its soil.

This was stated by Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria while responding to questions during weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday. He said Pakistan has raised the issue of Indian involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan at every forum and has provided evidence in this regard.

The Spokesperson said under the guise of development in Afghanistan, India has actually been harboring terrorist havens in that country to orchestrate terrorism in the region.

To a question, the foreign office spokesperson said our security forces have taken in discriminatory action against terrorists and have successfully erased the footprints of terrorists. He said our armed forces fully backed by the nation are safeguarding the country’s sovereignty and defeating any territorial aggression.

Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan wants to be facilitator in development and prosperity of the region by acting as a natural energy corridor for landlocked but resource rich countries of the region.

To a question regarding the Foreign Minister‘s visit to the United States, he said the US has acknowledged Pakistan’s vital role and cooperation for solution to Afghan issue.

He said atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir by India are no secret to the world and it has been defiant and stubborn in allowing the UN fact finding mission in Occupied Kashmir.

Referring to ceasefire violations by India on Line of Control, the Foreign Office spokesperson said India is the biggest violator of UN charter.