Pakistan accuses India of terror funding

Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday said there was “ample and undeniable” evidence that India was involved in “subversive activities and financing terrorism” in Pakistan.

During the weekly news briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said: “Unfortunately Pakistan is the victim of terrorism, especially the Indian state terrorism.”

Zakaria said former US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had stated that “New Delhi was trying to destablise Pakistan, there were also statements of top Indian leaders about using terrorism against Pakistan”.

The spokesperson said no nation has done more than Pakistan to wipe out terrorism. Pakistan’s successes were acknowledged by all, he added.

Zakaria said “Pakistan has called upon India to pursue the path of dialogue rather than confrontation and terrorism”.

He sid he regretted that India has shied away from talks for resolution of outstanding disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir.

He said a just resolution of this dispute was essential for normalisation of relations between the two countries and peace and development in the region.