Sartaj Aziz expresses concern over Indian defence minister’s statement

23 May, 2015 10:45 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has expressed serious concern over the statement made by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries.

In a statement issued in Islamabad on Saturday, he said statement of the Indian minister only confirms Pakistan’s apprehensions about New Delhi’s involvement in terrorism in Pakistan.

“It must be the first time that a minister of an elected government openly advocates use of terrorism in another country on the pretext of preventing terrorism from that country or its non-state actors,” he said.

Sartaj said Pakistan sincerely pursues a policy of good neighbourly relations with India.

“Terrorism is our common enemy and it is vital for the two countries to work together to defeat this menace. Pakistan has suffered much more than any other country in the war on terror,” he claimed.

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