free balochistan office inauguration in new delhi triggers strong anti-india reaction from pakistan
Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Launching a tirade over the opening of a Free Balochistan office in India, Pakistan has warned the latter against interfering in the former's internal matters, reports said.
The diatribe from Pakistan's Foreign Office came a few days after Delhi played host to a new Free Balochistan office. The move hasn't gone down well with Islamabad, as the new office strengthens the organisation's profile globally.
Free Balochistan, an organisation which lends its support to the pro-Baloch movement, is perceived as seditious by Islamabad.
Speaking to reporters about the recent development, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal, said that India's willingness to allow the organisation to open an office at New Delhi, reflects the neighbour's nefarious designs against Pakistan.
Local Times of Islamabad quoted Faisal as saying: "Indian interference in Pakistan is an established fact."
"Indian statements threatening territorial integrity of Pakistan are on record indicating their hegemonic designs," the spokesperson said.
Faisal also spoke about Kulbhushan Yadav, an Indian citizen who is facing espionage charges in Pakistan.
During his interaction, he said that Islamabad has submitted a rejoinder to India's reply on Yadav's conviction at the International Court of Justice. He said that his country's case is 'very strong' as the convict was arrested on Pakistani soil.
Speaking about India's missile test firing, Faisal said: "... buildup of conventional and unconventional weapons by India is undermining strategic stability."
He, however, said that Pakistan is ready to protect its borders from external threats.