ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Office on Wednesday termed the Indian accusations coming from the highest political levels as “most unfortunate”, especially as the leadership of Pakistan wishes to establish good neighbourly relations with India.
“Pakistan has consistently condemned terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations,” the foreign office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said on Wednesday, with reference to news reports attributed to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeating the baseless rhetoric against Pakistan regarding terrorism.
The foreign office spokesperson said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to India in May was in this spirit and generated a fresh momentum in the bilateral relationship.
“It would be in the larger interest of the regional peace that instead of engaging in a blame game, the two countries should focus on resolving all issues through dialogue and work together to promote friendly and cooperative relations,” she said.
Tasnim Aslam pointed out that having lost the lives of 55,000 of its citizens as a result of terrorism; Pakistan is the biggest victim of the menace.
“The entire world has, time and again, acknowledged Pakistan’s unprecedented sacrifices, rendered by our valiant armed forces with over 5,000 soldiers having embraced Shahadat,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said that our armed forces remain ready to defend the country’s borders and thwart any threat of aggression.