RAWALPINDI: Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has said that Pakistan has exposed Indian state sponsorship of terrorism in its dossier containing incontrovertible evidence.
He said that since August 5, 2019 move, India is in a weak position in the world and has received a lot of negative press.
In an interview with Global Village Space, DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said that Pakistan’s dossier containing irrefutable evidence of India’s sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan has exposed New Delhi’s nefarious designs at the international level.
The Dossier has been taken very seriously by the international community and now world is talking about it despite Indian efforts.
Answering about next steps of Pakistan, DG ISPR said that Foreign Office (FO) presented the dossier to P5 and UN Secretary General and now Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has released a very strongly worded statement about what is happening in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He further said that Pakistan will take the dossier to every possible forum and series of action are being taken in this regard.
When asked about nature of threat from anti-CPEC cell which reports directly to Indian PM Narendra Modi, DG ISPR said that Indians see CPEC as a game changer and with this project Pakistan becoming connectivity hub for the whole region.
CPEC is facing security threat and now India has started talking about starting and ending of CPEC route in a bid to make the project controversial. India wants to retard pace of project as it has decided that there is a timeline after which this project becomes irreversible, he revealed.
Answering a question about taking the issue of Afghan soil use with the country’s government, he said that Pakistan keeps having these conversation with them and also shared the details of the dossier; however we also acknowledge capacity issues of Afghan government and that is why Pakistan does not blames them.
However. he assured that with the kind of steps Pakistan has taken, India will not be able to harm the project in anyway.
Talking about LoC violation, Major General Babar Iftikhar said that India is trying to tag indigenous freedom struggle as terrorism and link it with Pakistan. Increase in intensity and lethality of the violation started from 2014 but 2019 and 2020 have seen maximum violations, he added.
Pakistan is taking diplomats and media to LoC and showed them that there is no way infiltration can take from Pakistan and India has 900,000 military personnel in IIOJK while entire Pakistan Army consists of about 600,000 servicemen.
He also said that India is trying to divert attention of world to Pakistan through LoC violation because India understands that whether they fire at or we fire at them it is Kashmiris that are being hurt and through this they are trying to drive a wedge between Pak Army and people living in the region.
Answering a question about western border, he said that Pakistan wants to ensure better management and for that purpose country is fencing the border as it is very porous. He also revealed that by the end of this month Pakistan will have completely fence its border with Afghanistan.
Emphasizing about importance of border management for government and military, DG ISPR said that a Border Management Division has been raised to centrally articulate all points of entry whether is from land or sea.
Talking about Afghan peace process, he said that Pakistan’s role in the whole process is of a facilitator and everyone including United States and Afghanistan are acknowledging it. Now Afghans have to decide about their future, he added. NNI