Foreign Office says there is a nexus between RAW and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan for subversive activities in Pakistan.

This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal during his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Spokesperson said there are multiple actors active in Afghanistan and the nexus between RAW and the terrorist groups in that country is involved in subversive activities against Pakistan.

He said Pakistan has forcefully taken up the issue of martyrdom of its consulate staff member Nayyer Iqbal Rana with Afghanistan and the Afghan side has assured Pakistan of thorough investigation into the shocking incident.

To a question regarding anti Pakistan posters in London and earlier in Geneva, he said the posters were removed and the countries assured us that these acts will not be repeated.

He said Pakistan is fully aware of the sinister hands behind these acts and will not let them succeed.

Replying a question about some reports in Indian media regarding Pakistan, he said those reports have quoted Indian External Affairs Ministry and this proves that India is wrongly feeding its media for political gains.

He said this is unfortunate that countries use technical fora to achieve their political interests. He said Pakistan is ready as India pursues the Cold Start Doctrine.

He said as human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir continue, Pakistan will carry on raising the issue at all international fora.

To another question, Dr Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan has in line with its own national resolve against terrorism conducted successful anti-terrorism operations rendering innumerable sacrifices, which have yielded positive results and now there are no terrorist networks anywhere across the country.

He said the NATO forces should focus on the ungoverned territories in Afghanistan as Taliban operate from there causing instability in Pakistan.

The Spokesperson said Pakistan expects United States to address its concerns regarding expansion of ungoverned spaces and terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan being used against Pakistan.

He said extremism has permeated in societies across the world and collective international efforts are required to curb this menace.

Referring to the recent visits made by parliamentary delegations to Islamabad during the current week, Dr Muhammad Faisal said the delegates have acknowledged Pakistan's role for peace in the region.

He said the visit of Army Chief to Iran has helped strengthen the bilateral relations with that country.

He said Pakistan has always put forth efforts for unity among the Muslim Ummah.

To a question regarding tensions in Korean peninsula, he said Pakistan will support every effort aimed  at reducing these tensions and for achieving peace.



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