ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday warned India to refrain from meddling in its internal affairs, saying Islamabad has always protested with New Delhi over involvement of RAW in the country.
“We avail all possible opportunities to remind India to avoid interference in the internal affairs of Pakistan,” newly-appointed Foreign Office Spokesperson Qazi Khalil Ullah told the weekly press briefing. He said that Islamabad has provided proofs of Indian involvement in Pakistan’s affairs at many occasions including the recent foreign secretary-level talks.
Pakistan’s military top brass in a meeting held a couple of days ago expressed deep concern over nefarious activities of India’s intelligence agency – Research and Analysis Wing –, and categorically blamed it for ‘whipping up terrorism’ in Pakistan.
Answering a question regarding Dawood Ibrahim, he said Pakistan has always been saying that he is not at its soil and at last India has admitted the Pakistani stance saying that it does not know his whereabouts.
On Doha process for reconciliation in Afghanistan, the spokesman said Pakistan has always been supportive of Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process for bringing peace and stability in that country. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has a vision for peace and stability in the region and the government is making all-out efforts under this vision to achieve this objective.
He termed the visit of PPP delegation to Kabul as good omen and said the government encourages political contacts between the two countries as such steps could be helpful in promoting the bilateral ties.
Answering a question about Indian envoy’s statement at the United Nations about the release of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the spokesperson clarified that Pakistan had implemented the UN resolutions in this regard through putting ban on the said organisations.
To a question regarding relation with new British government after Thursday’s elections, he said Pakistan enjoys close and cordial relations with the UK and hoped to further cement these ties with the new government as well.