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Indian attempts to isolate us have backfired, says Pak FS

Updated: Oct 21, 2016 15:32 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Oct. 21 (ANI): Turning a blind eye to the looming threat of global isolation, Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry has said that New Delhi's attempts to isolate Islamabad have backfired.

On Thursday Chaudhry told a Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, "India wants to use the United Nations platform to defame Pakistan. [but] its efforts to isolate Pakistan have backfired. In fact, New Delhi itself stands isolated because of its policies."

The Foreign Secretary added that the issue of Masood Azhar, chief of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad whom India is trying to get on the global list of terrorists by the UN---would be tackled according to the National Action Plan, reports the Express Tribune.

He told the panel that tackling the issue was not as simple.

Tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours soared after the terrorist attack on an Indian Army base camp in Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, which India blames on Pakistan. Since then, constant efforts have been made by the Indian Government to isolate Pakistan on the international platform.

Expressing its anguish, New Delhi boycotted the 19th SAARC summit which was scheduled to be held in Islamabad from November 9 to 12.

Stepping up the efforts, Indian Prime Narendra Modi dubbed Pakistan as the 'mothership of terrorism' while addressing the BRICS Summit in Goa last week.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), a regional political party in India, also called for a ban on Pakistan artistes working in the country following the ghastly Uri terror attack.

Since the attack, the US has also continually urged Pakistan to eliminate all nefarious groups active on its soil.(ANI)