Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi condemned India’s ‘alleged’ involvement in Lahore’s Johar Town blast outside the residence of banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, and said that the country has been financing and training terrorist outfits to disturb peace in Pakistan.
Speaking to Geo News, the minister said that Pakistan had time and again raised the issue of India’s involvement in terrorism across Pakistan but the information was not taken seriously by the international community.
“If (FATF) doesn’t bring India to task, then it shows its double standards and Pakistan has a right to raise an objection regarding these double standards,” said the foreign minister.
“To camouflage its atrocities in Kashmir and to take the attention away from its internal problems, India sometimes makes up incidents like the Pulwama attack, launches attacks on Pakistan’s border areas to which Pakistan gives a befitting response, and sometimes it trains terrorists,” he said.
Speaking about Pakistan’s course of action regarding the latest revelation regarding the Lahore blast, he said that the Foreign Office would want to highlight the issue at an international level once again.
“Had the international community taken timely notice of Pakistan’s concerns, the Johar Town blast would have not taken place and innocent lives would not have been lost. Several terrorist incidents in Balochistan would not have taken place either.”