ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Office has said that Pakistan’s stance on India’s negative role against a sovereign neighbouring state has been confirmed.
In a statement issued in Islamabad on Tuesday, the Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah made these remarks in reference to a statement made by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to Bangladesh in which he admitted the India’s involvement in the events of 1971 in the then East Pakistan.
“It was regrettable that the Indian politicians not only indulge in actions that are in violation of the United Nations Charter but also take pride in recalling their interference in the internal affairs of other states,” the spokesman said.
The spokesman reiterated that the people of Pakistan and Bangladesh are bound not only by the strong bonds of religious affinity but also by the history of their struggle for independence against colonial rule. He said that Indian attempts to sow seeds of discord between the two brotherly nations will not succeed.
Qazi Khalilullah also called upon the international community to take notice of Indian acknowledgement of its interference in East Pakistan.
Last Sunday, the Indian prime minister in his address at the Dhaka University also accused Pakistan of creating “nuisance” and “constantly” troubling India by promoting terrorism.
With reference to Modi’s allegations against Pakistan at the Dhaka University, Qazi Khalilullah underlined that Pakistan believes in peaceful co-existence and maintaining good neighbourly relations with India but characterization of bilateral relations by the Indian prime minister as “nuisance” is unfortunate.
Modi’s statement in Bangladesh condemnable: Khursheed Shah
Separately, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah said on the floor of the House on Tuesday that the Indian prime minister’s statement in Bangladesh is condemnable.
The opposition leader suggested that the House should pass a resolution condemning the statement of Narendra Modi and the Foreign Office should also play its role in this regard.