ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said the government would continue to expose India’s “hostile policy and designs” on all diplomatic fronts.
Aziz was addressing at the Senate on Monday.
The adviser assured the House that India’s hostile posture would be exposed at all diplomatic fora consistently and effectively.
Aziz said this in a motion moved at a Senate session by PPP’s Rehman Malik to discuss the recent confession of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding India’s role in dividing Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Aziz said there would be the need of complete support of the House and the nation in this regard.
“Pakistan’s armed forces are capable enough to fully safeguard national sovereignty and interests,” stated Aziz.
As far as the matter of bringing the issue to the international court of justice was concerned, Sartaj stated that it needed a thorough examination keeping in view all legal aspects.
“The Indian Premier did not only mention India’s involvement in Pakistan’s disintegration in 1971, but did it with pride,” he said, adding that the Indian confession was in complete violation of the United Nations charter.
The adviser added that the international community was taking notice of the treatment meted out to minorities living in the so-called secular India.
He also added that the Foreign Office has been raising its voice against Indian involvement in terror activities in different parts of the country and recalled that Pakistan had also recently handed three dossiers to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Sartaj also read out a unanimous resolution recently passed by the National Assembly to condemn irresponsible and hostile statements against Pakistan by the Indian ruling leadership.
Modi’s statements condemned
Earlier, lawmakers strongly condemned the Indian prime minister’s statement and urged the government to take appropriate action against the hostile neighbour at international fora.
Mushahid Hussain Syed said the Indian PM’s statement was “full of joy and satisfaction” and reflected the Indian establishment’s mindset that has not changed even after several decades.
He also added that India played a role in “sabotaging the dialogue process” between the Afghan Taliban and the Afghan government which was initiated with the help of Pakistan to achieve peace in the region.