Islamabad, Feb 16:
Pakistan Thursday said Indian atrocities continue unabated in Kashmir and accused India of trying to sabotage the USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakarai said India was openly opposing the CPEC that links China’s Xinjiang region with Pakistan’s Gwadar port.
“We are aware of Indian government’s plans to sabotage CPEC,” he said, adding “India’s interference in Pakistan is not concealed.”
Zakaria said Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in Balochistan last year on charges of spying, had admitted of making an attempt to affect the work on CPEC.
He said that India has been involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan.
“We have taken issue to the UN Secretary General about involvement of India in terrorist activities in Pakistan,” he said .
Zakaria also accused India of endangering regional peace through it military buildup. “Indian defence buildup is not in the interest of the region”.
“It is a matter of grave concern and endangering the peace in the region and disturbing the strategic balance,” he said.
Pakistan last week had said that India was building a “secret nuclear city” and accumulated a stockpile of nuclear weapons which threatens to undermine the strategic balance of power in the region.
He also alleged that Indian atrocities against Kashmiris are continuing unabated and said that Pakistan was committed to the Kashmiris’ legitimate movement for self-determination.
He also accused India of violating ceasefire on the Line of Control and Working Boundary resulting into loss of precious civilian lives.
He said Pakistan has repeatedly lodged protest with India in this regard.