Upper House to expose India evil role in the breakup of East Pakistan
11 June, 2015
ISLAMABAD: The legislators in Upper House of parliament on Wednesday were informed that Pakistan will take all possible steps to expose India’s ‘evil’ role in the breakup of East Pakistan in 1971.
The government has taken strong notice of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement during his recent visit to Bangladesh in which he acknowledged Indian government’s involvement in the debacle of 1971 in the then East Pakistan.
Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz assured the legislators that Pakistan will take all possible steps on the diplomatic front to expose India’s declared policy of ‘destabilising Pakistan through terrorism’. He said the government of Pakistan has already urged the international community to take notice of India’s acknowledgement of its interference in a sovereign neighbouring country.
“Such statements only confirm Pakistan’s stance on India’s activities to destabilise Pakistan,” he said, adding 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 the other states.
“Modi’s statement at Dhaka University in which he characterised bilateral relations as a nuisance is most unfortunate considering that Pakistan pursues a policy of maintaining good neighbourly relations,” he said. Such statements put a question mark on India’s sincerity to establish good neighbourly relations with Pakistan, he added.
Sartaj Aziz said that Modi’s statement should be seen in conjunction with the recent statement of Indian defence minister wherein he had called for ‘neutralising terrorism with terrorism’.
While in Bangladesh, the adviser said, Modi also tried to make a case for India’s permanent membership in UN Security Council. “It is ironical for India to make such a claim in the face of the fact that India has been in violation of UNSC’s longstanding resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.