RAW using Afghan soil for spreading terror in Pakistan: FO


The Foreign office said on Thursday that Pakistan has been taking indiscriminate action against all terrorist groups.

Responding to questions at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that dialogue should not be for the sake of dialogue but be result-oriented and sustainable.

However, he said, the presence of different terrorist outfits on Afghan soil, besides the use of Afghan soil by the Indian intelligence agency RAW for acts of terrorism and sabotage in Pakistan is a hindrance to that end.

Zakaria said that eight senior commanders and leaders of Haqqani Network, Tehrik-e-Taliban Afghanistan, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Jamatul Ahrar were killed in Afghanistan since July this year.  This confirms the presence and use of Afghan soil by these groups for terrorist activities.

He said that Pakistan wants result oriented sustainable dialogue with India and welcomes mediation by the international community on Kashmir issue.

“We always welcome offers of mediation by friendly countries including the United States, China and Iran and the UN Secretary General for the resolution of Kashmir issue”, the spokesperson said.

He said that Pakistan looked forward to the international community making sure that India stops the bloodshed in Kashmir and engages in dialogue.

He, however, said dialogue should not be just for the sake of dialogue rather it should be sustainable and result-oriented for the ultimate resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Security Council’s resolutions.

On reports of United States considering technology transfer of F-16 aircraft to India, Zakaria said that Pakistan was against arms race in the region and favoured utilisation of the region’s resources for its prosperity and development.

The spokesperson expressed concern over continued blatant violation of human rights committed by the Indian security forces in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that despite the unabated genocide and crimes against humanity committed by the Indian forces in Indian-occupied Kashmir, the indigenous movement for self-determination remains undeterred.

Zakaria said the courage unity and leadership of Hurriyat Leaders despite extreme hardships faced by them deserved Pakistan’s full moral political and diplomatic support.

He urged the international community to call India to account for its crimes against humanity as the world observes human rights day two days from i.e. now on December 10.


  1. Bloody afghanis working at hands of RAW against Pakistan. Afghan government has always been anti pakistan and was the only muslim country which didnt accept pakistan in1947. These namak harams must be dealt harshly for the terrorism, economic burden and vulgarity/drugs they brought upon pakistan.

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