India stands totally exposed on the issue of terror financing in Pakistan: FO
Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya has said that India stands totally exposed on the issue of terror financing and perpetrating subversive acts in Pakistan . He said India has been blowing the trumpet on the issue of terrorism since long but the fact is that the country's intelligence agency itself is involved in terrorism. He also referred to the incidents in occupied Kashmir as well as the one taken on the Indian soil including Samjhota Express. He said Kulbushan Yadav was an agent of RAW and serving officer of Indian Navy. The agent has been awarded death sentence after due judicial process.
United States has lauded the role of Pakistan in elimination of terrorism from the country. In a telephonic conversation with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday, US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster said that Pakistan has played a vital role to ensure peace and stability in the country and region. Pakistan has made significant efforts to confront terrorism and terrorist organizations on its own soil.
He was addressing members of Pakistan Institute of International Affairs on National Security Perspective in Pakistan in Karachi. He said we are acting as a frontline state in war against terrorism but unfortunately the world fails to acknowledge the role of Pakistan . The understanding would soon prevail within India that for how long it could remain the enemy of Pakistan .
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