Pakistan hands over dossier on 'Indian interference in Pakistan' to UN

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 6 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday announced that it has submitted a dossier to the new United Nations' Secretary General Antonio Guterres over Indian interference in Islamabad, which was aimed at "destabilizing" the nation. Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi delivered the dossier on India's "interference and terrorism" in Pakistan, along with a letter from Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. "The dossier contains additional information and proof of Indian/RAW interference in Pakistan and involvement in terrorism particularly in Balochistan, FATA and Karachi. This is a follow up to the three dossiers, which were shared with the United Nations in October 2015," read a statement on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Pakistan website. In the covering letter sent with the dossier, Aziz noted that the arrest of "Indian RAW agent" Kulbhushan Jadhav from Balochistan and his confessional statement admitting involvement in activities aimed at destabilizing Pakistan and support to terrorist elements, vindicated Pakistan's position about India's involvement in such activities. "India was carrying out these activities in clear contravention of the UN Charter and the resolutions of the UN Security Council on counter-terrorism and international conventions on terrorism. India's hostile intentions towards Pakistan were also borne out by recent statements of its political and military leadership," the statement added. Aziz further claimed that Pakistan had made a major contribution to global counter terrorism efforts and secured significant gains in its domestic fight against terrorism and asserted that India's actions threatened to undermine these gains. He urged the Secretary-General and relevant United Nations bodies to seriously consider the matter in the light of information shared by Pakistan and play a role in "restraining India from these activities, which were in clear violation of international law and posed a threat to regional and international peace and security". However, the Pakistan Government maintained that it continues to desire peace with all its neighbours including India, adding that it is convinced that the common objectives of economic development and prosperity can best be promoted through regional cooperation, conflict resolution and peaceful settlement of disputes. "At the same time, however, Pakistan will resolutely defend its territorial integrity and take all necessary measures to counter any threat to its security," the statement read. Jadhav's capture last year was flaunted by the Pakistan military as "proof of Indian interference and state-sponsored terrorism". India has rejected Jadhav's recorded confessional statement where he is shown accepting that he had been assigned by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) to promote unrest in Balochistan and Karachi. (ANI)