Pakistan and India routinely condemn each other of targeting the other, but this was an unusual moment Pakistani officials asserted they assembled a mountain of proof to substantiate the allegations against their South Asian rival.
In a combined news conference on Saturday in the capital Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, along with military spokesman Major-General Babar Iftikhar, mumbled Indian intelligence envoys were performing out of neighboring Afghanistan to conspire onslaughts within Pakistani borders.
“India was allowing its land to be used against Pakistan for terrorism,” said Qureshi, augmenting that New Delhi was also planning assaults from “neighboring countries”.
Qureshi declared Pakistan is propelling its transparent information to the United Nations demanding India be reprimanded, cautioning “without international intervention it is difficult to guarantee peace in nuclear South Asia”, an area where both India and Pakistan possess nuclear weapons.
“We have irrefutable facts that we will present before the nation and international community through this dossier,” the minister contended.
The news conference appears a day after Pakistan’s military said five civilians and an army soldier were killed by blitzing from Indian battalions across the highly militarised periphery that segregates the Pakistani and Indian sides of Kashmir.
The disputed border in the Himalayan area is a source of the long-standing conflict between the two powers.
Iftikhar, who oversees the media and public associations office for Pakistan’s armed corps, illustrated some of the dossier’s evidence purporting to demonstrate India’s stake in invasions within Pakistan, encompassing bank receipts revealing funding and photos displaying alleged perpetrators of attacks inside the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
He also played an audio clip purporting to mark a conversation between an Indian intelligence official and Allah Nazar, who is the top leader of Baloch separatist combatants in southwest Pakistan.
Iftikhar added Indian intelligence agents were primarily targeting Chinese expansion projects that have come with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
He alleged the assailants who oversaw a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in the southwestern city of Gwadar in October 2016 were in telephone communication with Indian intelligence handlers before and during the clash.
Chinese corporations regulate the Pakistani city’s critical port facilities, and it is deemed a keystone of prominent Pakistani-Chinese trade operations.
The military spokesman also implicated India of subsidizing barred organizations comprising UN-designated “terrorist” factions Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, and Allah Nazar’s Baloch Liberation Army.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s foreign ministry, Gran Hewad, said on Saturday Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduling to tour Afghanistan next week.
The foreign ministry said this would be Khan’s introductory visit to Kabul as Pakistan’s prime minister. It was not spoken of whether he would put forward Pakistan’s allegations of Indian interference.