Pak insincere in cracking down on terrorists: MEA

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 27

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) mentioned on Thursday that Pakistan’s latest denials and counter-accusations on sheltering wished terrorists laid naked its insincerity in responding to legit world expectations that it will observe down worldwide terrorists based mostly on its soil.

“Pakistan has not only maintained its opposition to this international consensus but it has also chosen not to act against them (the terrorists),” mentioned MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava whereas responding to questions on his Pakistani counterpart denying the presence of Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan and criticising the chargesheet filed on the Pulwama assaults.

Pakistan had just lately issued notifications that had listed a wide selection of terrorists and terrorist organisations which led to expectations that it will now crack down on them. But a day later, Pakistan Foreign Office clarified that the orders itemizing the terrorists and terrorist organisations didn’t imply admitting to their presence on its territory or that it will impose any new measures on these listed people.

“Pakistan has never taken any credible and verifiable action against terror entities or listed individuals, including the most wanted ones. This subsequent denial calls into question their intentions and it would not mislead the world community in believing its propaganda,” mentioned Srivastava.

On the chargesheet filed on the Pulwama assaults, the MEA identified that it was the end result of 18 months of investigations.

“Our aim is not to simply issue statements or notifications. It has been filed to address the act of terrorism and to bring perpetrators of such a heinous crime to justice,” he mentioned, whereas declaring that Jaish-e-Mohammad, which had claimed the duty of the Pulwama assault, is Pakistan-based and its chief Masood Azhar, the primary accused within the chargesheet, continues to seek out shelter within the nation.

“Enough proof has been shared with Pakistan but it surely continues to evade duty. Pakistan has not but taken any credible motion towards perpetrators of the Mumbai terror assault of 2008 which resulted in lack of 165 deaths together with 25 foreigners,’’ he mentioned.

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