Pakistan following suicidal policy of encouraging terrorism: Naidu

Hyderabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Blaming Pakistan for training and funding terrorists, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said it was high time the neighbouring country realised that its policy of encouraging terrorism was suicidal and foolhardy.

“It is everybody’s knowledge that Pakistan in not just aiding, abetting, funding and training terrorists but also shielding masterminds like (Jaish-e-Mohammed founder) Masood Azhar, and (Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief) Sayeed Salahuddin.

“Pakistan is also hand in glove with mafia dons like Dawood Ibrahim,” he told media persons here.

Naidu also said that Monday’s terror attack in Pakistan’s Quetta in which at least 60 people were killed, was a result of Pakistan’s “wrong policies” and rejected charges of India being behind the attack.

“Pakistan is suffering because of its policy to encourage terrorism. But they are pointing fingers at India for Quetta which is atrocious. It is high time Pakistan realises that it is adopting suicidal and foolhardy policy of encouraging terrorists. Terrorists have no religion.

“Over the years, Pakistan has been waging a proxy war with India and unnecessarily dragging Kashmir into controversy. They want to cripple Indian democracy, Indian economy… they want to subvert India using religion,” he said.