Pakistan rejects India’s denial, says there is irrefutable evidence of India’s involvement in Lahore blast

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry rejected India’s statement of denying involvement in Lahore blast by saying that there is irrefutable evidence of India’s aiding, abetting and financing of the terrorist attack. 

“We have pointed out in the past also  Indian state sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan,” said Zahid Hafeez.  

“There is no doubt that the intelligence agency from across the border was involved in planning and executing terrorist attacks against Pakistan,” he added. 

He accused India of using terrorism as an instrument of state policy and said it makes India inculpable under international law, the UN sanctions regime and international counter-terrorism conventions. 

The FO said that the former Indian Naval officer “Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was caught red-handed in March 2016, is the most familiar and undeniable face of India’s state sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan.” 

He urged the international community to hold India to account and take practical steps to proceed against the Indian nationals involved in patronage of terrorism against Pakistan. 

On June 23, at least three people were killed and 24 others wounded in a powerful blast near the house of Hafiz Saeed, the leader of Jamaatud-Dawa (JuD). 

On Sunday, Moeed Yusuf, Pakistan’s national security advisor, said Pakistan’s intelligence agencies had found irrefutable evidence of India’s involvement in the Lahore terrorist attack. 

“A detailed forensic [analysis] of all the equipment, including cellular phones, has been conducted, which has clearly indicated a connection with Indian state-sponsored terrorism against Pakistan,” Yusuf told reporters. 

“There is no doubt that the Johar Town blast and cyberattacks are interlinked and state-supported by India.

“We presented a detailed dossier in November last year with very minute details highlighting terror financing, phone calls indicating network linkages and a terrorism racket run by India,” he said.

Last year, Pakistan said India was funding the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and ethnic Baloch armed separatist groups that conducted attacks on Pakistani soil. 

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