India meddling in Balochistan, says Pakistan daily

August 15th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) A Pakistani newspaper Monday accused India of covertly helping Baloch nationalists and urged the government to carry out a diplomatic campaign against New Delhi.

“Not content with misusing its consulates in Afghanistan against Pakistan, India is bankrolling Baloch nationalists abroad, keeping alive a movement which needs government action to stop it from spreading,” The Nation said in an editorial.

It said that Baloch nationalists had shifted to London, operating there out of a flat where a prominent Baloch leader lived in self-imposed exile.

“This group is not only bringing out anti-Pakistan literature for distribution in the troubled province but is also in contact with American and Indian diplomats.

“Members of the group travel to the US, India and Oman, using a travel agent of Indian origin, who is paid by the Indian high commission, according to a report appearing Sunday in the Nawa-i-Waqt,” it added.

The daily said that India and the US “are alert to any way they can destabilise Pakistan, but they are only exploiting opportunities that we have created by our own mistakes”.

It called on the Pakistan government to launch a vigorous diplomatic campaign from London, “focusing on the undiplomatic activities of India in the UK, aimed against a friendly country which is helping the UK directly in its part of the war on terror.

“The Pakistan government should not only make sure that protests are lodged with the American and Indian governments but also that other governments are brought up to date on the conspiracy against Pakistan which they (US and India) are sponsoring.”

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