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Pakistan can fool only its own on terrorism, not the world: MJ Akbar

Updated: Sep 25, 2016 09:34 IST      
Pakistan can fool only its own on terrorism, not the world: MJ Akbar

New York [USA], Sept. 25 (ANI): Maintaining that Pakistan's argument has no takers at the United Nation, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar has said that Islamabad can fool its people but cannot fool the world on terrorism.

"In the speeches at the UN it was all clear that Pakistan's argument has no takers. No one even agrees to it. And our [India's] word on terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said about it, Sushma Swaraj has said it, and you can see the results. Now the world understands all of it and says that whatever India is saying is right because we are saying it from faith," Akbar told ANI.

Akbar insisted that whatever New Delhi has talked about on terrorism, it has been doing it on the basis of truth and proof, adding that India wants a world which is united and progresses rather than engaging in wars.

On being asked about Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement that India has no proof on Uri attack and is only accusing Islamabad for terrorism, Akbar replied, "I am sure there are at least 1-2 scientists in Pakistan, or someone who can understand about DNA samples. Nawaz Sharif might not have any idea on it but if we send the samples to them, they will get the proof of Pathankot and Uri attack."

On the Balochistan issue, Akbar said that the entire world now knows about the atrocities on the Baloch people.

"Whatever European Union has said is very necessary. The entire world is seeing and knows about the real atrocities carried on the people and this is happening in Balochistan . This has been recognised across the globe and it will only increase."

Meanwhile, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reached New York last night.

She will address the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on September 26.

According to sources, India would raise the recent terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri region, in which 18 Indian Army soldiers lost their lives and highlight Pakistan's alleged involvement.

Sources further added that Swaraj will strongly emphasise on Pakistan's involvement in her speech.

Launching a scathing attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Modi had yesterday said that India would never forget the Uri terror attack and would make all efforts to isolate Islamabad globally.

He also called on international community to join hands to defeat terrorism.

He also insisted that India exports engineers all over the world, whereas Islamabad exports terrorists. (ANI)

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