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Hina Rabbani Khar addresses Indian sponsored terrorism

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar addressed a press conference in Islamabad, a day after Interior Minister shared updates on Indian links behind 2021 Lahore bombing.

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State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar has branded New Delhi as a “rogue state” and accused it of engaging in nefarious terrorist activities in Pakistan yet portraying itself as the “biggest victim” of terrorism.

“We are in an unusual position because no one is prepared to call their own bluff. Nobody is ready to point out the act’s obvious, glaring hypocrisy,” Khar made this statement during a press briefing at the Islamabad Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

After Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that New Delhi’s actions have gone “beyond that of an enemy state” in order to conceal its atrocities in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Khar held a press conference the following day.

Everyone who speaks of “justice and the universality of the value system should be able to call a spade a spade,” according to the state minister.

This goal, according to Khar, “is to bring to the world’s attention and to expect them and truly encourage them to perceive things based on evidence as they are.”

She continued by saying that Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Asad Majeed Khan had called the diplomatic corps in Islamabad and given them the country’s report on the 2021 Johar Town blast, which left six people dead and 17 injured.

Regarding the Johar Town bombing, Khar said, “This dossier provides thorough proof of how it has been found that India is totally responsible for this act that resulted in this loss of life.”

Pakistan, unlike India, does not single out one nation above another, and Islamabad has always taken the lead on significant issues when it has solid proof.

 

The state minister remarked, “We held off on presenting the case we are making today until we had strong, factual evidence.”

She continued by saying that Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Asad Majeed Khan had called the diplomatic corps in Islamabad and given them the country’s report on the 2021 Johar Town blast, which left six people dead and 17 injured.

Regarding the Johar Town bombing, Khar said, “This dossier provides thorough proof of how it has been found that India is totally responsible for this act that resulted in this loss of life.”

Pakistan, unlike India, does not single out one nation above another, and Islamabad has always taken the lead on significant issues when it has solid proof.

The state minister remarked, “We held off on presenting the case we are making today until we had strong, factual evidence.”

The minister claimed that New Delhi frequently employs terrorist front companies and openly supports Baloch militant groups.

“All of them point to the same goal and strategy: to undermine the stability of Pakistan. The strategy is terrorism. Numerous labels can be applied to what India is doing. Chronic terrorism syndrome is a phrase that captures it effectively,” according to Khar.

She continued by saying that New Delhi was continually impeding the UN Security Council’s (UNSC) sanctions regime by preventing the designation of Indian terrorists who were supported and funded by the Indian government.

“I have four names on my list, all of whom are Indian nationals whose listings have been suppressed by India. Gobinda Patnaik, Parthasarathy, Rajesh Kumar, and Dungara. All four names blocked by India in the UNSC listing,” Khar said.

New Delhi was reminded by the state minister that it was impossible to have islands of greatness in a sea of vice.

She continued, “When you attempt to injure your area, you actually wind up harming yourself. She claimed that the incidents in Lahore, Samjhota, and Khulbushan Yadav all demonstrate how New Delhi exploits the Samjhota tragedy to portray itself as a victim of terrorism and win sympathies.

No nation has profited from terrorism more than India, according to the state minister. She continued by saying that while New Delhi presents itself as the biggest sufferer, it has no involvement in global counterterrorism.

The state minister claimed that while contrasting Pakistan and India, Pakistan is constantly in the forefront of the fight against terrorism, making sure that it doesn’t follow us around forever.

India, according to her, is still doing its best to ignore the state-sponsored terrorism and human rights abuses in IIOJK.

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The minister declared, “India continues to be what I term a rogue state.” She continued by calling it “ironic” that India was advocating terrorism at the UNSC.

She said, encouraging New Delhi to stop this course of action, “It has been caught red-handed in this particular incident organising terrorist strikes in its neighbouring country.”

India’s unrelenting descent into fundamentalism is being obscured by this rising problem. India narrative,” said Khar. She urged the United Nations and Financial Action Task Force to hold India accountable for its terrorist actions.

The Lahore tragedy, in the minister’s opinion, serves as a litmus test for the legitimacy and integrity of the global counterterrorism and counter-financing terrorism framework.

In answer to a query, Khar said it was simple to avoid responsibility when there was no supporting evidence, but when an Indian agent was apprehended, it became clear that New Delhi was funding terrorism.

“211 members of police enforcement agencies have been attacked by raw-sponsored attacks in the past three years. In the past three years, there have been 1,213 attacks in Pakistan that have been shown to be RAW-sponsored,” she spoke.

The Indian government was involved in attacks on the Peral Continental Hotel in Gwadar (May 11, 2019), the Chinese Consulate in Karachi (November 23, 2018), the oil exploration company in Gwadar (October 15, 2020), a suicide attack in Gwadar (August 20, 2021), and another suicide attack on the Frontier Corps in Panjgur and Noshki, according to the minister when describing some of the most significant terrorist incidents in Pakistan (February 2, 2022).

“How much is excessive? And isn’t this going too far? And how can we permit a nation to use the Security Council as a platform to promote terrorism? “She noted that because of nations like India, doubts are raised about the legitimacy of UN institutions.

The state minister replied to a different query by stating that Pakistan had made a strong argument in international forums, but added that there are political and economic factors that prevent the international community from taking action against some regimes.

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In response to a journalist’s question, the state minister clarified that social media allegations that a senior Afghan official had declined to meet with her were untrue and emphasised that she had been welcomed as a visitor should be.

“We don’t pay much attention to what’s going on social media and overlook a lot of things, but I appreciate the opportunity to respond. Let me categorically say that there was no meeting that we demanded and it was denied.”

“We could only attend a specific number of meetings and were only allowed to stay for a certain number of hours. That has absolutely no basis in reality.”

The minister’s statement also said: “In truth, what would be my opinion if you were to ask me? As I had anticipated, I was quite well greeted; there was no reason why I shouldn’t have been.”

Without going into specifics, Khar said that the trip had helped her accomplish “exactly” what she had hoped.