Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday briefed envoys of the P5 countries (Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council) in Islamabad about “concerted Indian campaign against Pakistan”.
Pakistan Acting Foreign Secretary Moazzam Ahmad Khan, “referring to the intensified, concerted Indian campaign against Pakistan, especially in the last few days, stressed upon the aggressive, belligerent statements emanating from India, especially the Indian military, including baseless, unsubstantiated allegations of ‘terrorist camps’ in Pakistan,” according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office.
He said senior Indian military officials have been making “provocative statements” about the presence of alleged terrorists who are “planning to infiltrate India” and the activation of “terrorist camps” in Mansehra, Rawalakot and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
According to the FO, similar “venomous rhetoric” against Pakistan is being shared on Indian media.
“These Indian statements signify their desperate attempts to divert attention of the international community from the humanitarian nightmare” in Indian Kashmir.
The FO said that the Indian statements “only vitiate an already tense environment” and are a threat to regional peace and stability.
He said that Pakistan does not desire confrontation but will “give a befitting response in case of any misadventure or false-flag activity (covert operation) by India”.
“Pakistan strongly rejects these baseless, unfounded allegations which are being used to build the ground to pre-emptively justify any Indian misadventure/ false-flag operation by Indian armed forces along the Line of Control or elsewhere,” it added.
The FO called upon the P5 countries to ask India to corroborate its “fallacious claims” about the presence of so-called “terrorist camps” in Pakistan.
“Pakistan is ready to provide full cooperation to delegates from P5 countries or diplomats from any other country who wish to visit any of the alleged locations to see for themselves that such Indian allegations are totally baseless and a mere rhetoric, to mislead both the international community, as well as Indian domestic audience,” it added.