One day after the military’s high command accused Indian intelligence agency RAW of backing terrorism in Pakistan, the Foreign Office, following the similar tone, asked India to refrain from interfering in its internal affairs.
“Pakistan has provided proof of Indian involvement in Pakistani affairs at many occasions, including the recent secretary level talks,” Foreign Office spokesperson Khalilullah Qazi said, during his weekly media briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.
“We have availed all possible opportunities to remind India to avoid interfering in the internal affairs of Pakistan,” he added.
In a statement following a conference of the corps commanders chaired by army chief General Raheel Sharif at the military headquarters in Rawalpindi, the ISPR said, “The conference took serious notice of RAW’s involvement in whipping up terrorism in Pakistan.”
At the question about the underworld don, the Foreign Office Spokesperson said, “Pakistan has repeatedly said Dawood Ibrahim is not on its soil and at last India admitted the Pakistani stance saying that it does not know his whereabouts.”
Meanwhile, it’s the first time in recent history that the corps commanders have openly alleged India’s support in the unrest in the country. However, Islamabad has long suspected RAW’s involvement.