ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has categorically rejected the irresponsible and misleading statement by the Indian officials which leveled false allegations against Pakistan in connection with an encounter in the Kulgam area of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
In a statement on Saturday, the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that it is ironic that without any corroboration, the Indian government has once again resorted to leveling serious allegations against Pakistan.
The Spokesman said that this is yet another manifestation of the baseless propaganda and smear campaign against Pakistan that is characteristic of the Indian government and an amenable Indian media.
The Spokesman said that this is typical Indian strategy to shift blames, employ unfounded assertions against Pakistan as a smokescreen, and seek to undermine the indigenous struggle for self-determination of the people of IIOJK.
Chaudhri said that the latest allegations further confirm what Pakistan has consistently pointed out that the BJP government stages “false flag” operations to malign Pakistan with terrorism-related allegations for narrow political gains.
“Pakistan calls upon India to refrain from its reprehensible propaganda campaign as no number of Indian falsehoods can succeed in diverting attention from India’s serious crimes in IIOJK,” he added.