Proof of India hand in Balochistan in due time: PakistanDecember 3rd, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday again said that substantial evidence was available of India’s hand in Balochistan and this would be presented at the appropriate time.
“India is involved in Balochistan and we have (adequate) proof but will disclose this when the time comes,” Online news agency quoted Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit as telling a private TV channel.
The time-frame will be decided by Pakistan about when, where and how to unveil the
evidence, he added.
The remarks came on the day India rejected Pakistan’s “unfounded” accusation of fomenting insurgency in Balochistan, saying that Islamabad was “fabricating evidence” about this.
“Two statements of the Pakistani foreign minister read together make it evident that Pakistan is fabricating evidence (of India’s alleged role in Balochistan),” Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said during question hour in the Rajya Sabha.
“Not even a shred of evidence has been received so far,” he added.
On Aug 7, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said that evidence of India’s involvement in Balochistan would be disclosed through diplomatic channels at the right time. On Nov 22, he said evidence of India’s involvement was being compiled.
According to Krishna, these two statements were a clear indication that Pakistan “has not been able to marshal any evidence of India’s involvement in Balochistan”.
Answering a question, the spokesperson said Pakistan was not receiving good signals from India on resuming the subcontinental peace process.
He said Pakistan did not believe in back channels and there was need for sincerity and seriousness for the settlement of all issues.
India suspended the composite dialogue process in the wake of the Nov 26-29, 2008 Mumbai mayhem that New Delhi says was masterminded and executed by Pakistani militants.
On Thursday, Krishna reiterated New Delhi’s firm position about no talks till Pakistan takes action against the 26/11 culprits.
“The talks for the time being are suspended. Unless Pakistan moves in a transparent manner to bring to book the perpetrators of the Mumbai, till then, we are not in a position to resume the composite dialogue process.
“On the sidelines of international events, we do meet Pakistani representatives but we will stick to the statement of the prime minister (on resuming the dialogue only after Pakistan acts against the Mumbai perpetrators),” Krishna said.
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