New Delhi: After Pakistan had claimed it has "extensive evidence" of an alleged Indian role in terror attacks within its territory, ranging from Balochistan to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as well as in Gilgit-Baltistan, New Delhi has described the entire episode as "yet another futile anti India propaganda exercise".
In response to media queries on the press conference by Pakistan’s MoFA, MEA spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava said: "The so called claims of ‘proof’ against India enjoy no credibility, are fabricated and represent figments of imagination. This desperate attempt will find few takers as the international community is aware of Pakistan’s tactics".
He said there is”proof" of Pak terror sponsorship and it has been admitted by none other than its own leadership.
"The face of global terror, Osama Bin Laden, was found in Pakistan; Pakistan’s PM glorified him as a ‘martyr’ from the floor of Parliament; he admitted the presence of 40,000 terrorists in Pakistan; their Science and Technology Minister proudly claimed involvement and success of Pakistan, led by its Prime Minister, in the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 Indian soldiers were martyred," MEA spokesman said.
He further said despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquillity, "Pakistani forces continue to engage in providing supporting cover fire to infiltrators".
The incessant infiltration of terrorists and induction of weapons to fuel terror activities continues unabated. "Such activities are not possible without the support of Pakistani forces deployed along the LoC".
Anurag Srivastava said the press conference by Pak authorities was a deliberate attempt on the part of the Pakistani establishment to shift focus from its internal political and economic failures. It also seeks to justify cross-border terrorism, including ceasefire violations and infiltration across the LoC and IB.
"We call upon Pakistan to end its support to cross border terrorism. Pakistani leaders have never hidden the fact that it has become a factory for producing terrorists. India is not the only neighbour to be targeted as underlined by the statements of countries similarly targeted," he said.
MEA spokesman Anurag Srivastava said the distant parts of the world have seen the terror trail lead back to Pakistan. "Concocting documents and peddling false narratives will not absolve Pakistan of such actions," he said adding India remains confident the world will hold Islamabad to account for sure.