June 10 , 2016
India involved in terrorism in Karachi, Balochistan and FATA: American delegation told
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani delegation expressed its reservations over the United States' support for India to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group and other issues on Friday.
According to details, the American delegation led by Peter Lavoy met Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and his team at the Foreign Affairs office.
During the meeting, the Pakistani leadership expressed its reservations over the United States' support for India to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group. The Pakistani side also stated that the sole inclusion of India in the NSG would promote instability in the region.
The Pakistani delegation also expressed reservations over the recent American drone strike and said that it had harmed the Afghan peace process. Launching a protest, the Pakistani team said that not only was it an attack on Pakistan's sovereignty but it was also a violation of the United Nations' charter. Pakistan has always been an ally of the United States in the war against terrorism, it was also stated.
During the meeting, the Pakistani team showed the American delegation proof of Indian involvement in terrorist activities. Statement from the alleged RAW agent Kalbhushan Yadav was also shown to the American delegation led by Peter Lavoy.
The Pakistani delegation stated clearly that India was involved in terrorist activities in Balochistan, FATA and Karachi. Pakistan expressed its reservations over growing ties of the United States with India and said that it should be reassured regarding its security.
According to sources, the meeting between both sides lasted for seventy-five minutes. The meeting was also attended by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi.
A post on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan's website read:-
"The Foreign Secretary recalled that in QCG's fifth meeting on 18 May 2016, it was decided that peace negotiations remained the only option for a political settlement. He emphasized that this would require collective efforts on the part of all QCG members to promote lasting peace in Afghanistan," it read. "In response to US queries on safe havens for Taliban, it was emphasized that Pakistan is already pursuing its objective of eliminating all militants and terrorists from its soil in accordance with the National Action Plan."
"At the same time, Pakistan would have to safeguard its own security through better border management and early repatriation of Afghan refugees. Pakistan also expects action by Afghan forces against TTP operatives in Afghanistan. These steps would also help to promote better relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan and reduce mistrust."
"Dr. Peter Lavoy, while conveying President Obama's good wishes for the Prime Minister's speedy recovery, said that President Obama was committed to improving relations with Pakistan as emphasized during Prime Minister's visit to Washington in October 2015," read the post on the website.