ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Friday said there was evidence of foreign interference to destabilise Balochistan and it would not allow any meddling into the internal affairs of the country.

Briefing newsmen on Friday, Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit did not name any country, but said, “Pakistan does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries and it expects the same from the international community.”

Basit said Pakistan was fully cognizant of the problems in Balochistan and trying to tackle the internal issue politically, adding that Pakistan considered the US resolution on Balochistan as arrogant step and ignorance on the part of few American legislatures.

He said the US congressional delegation during a meeting with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani the other day also declared that acts of few individuals did not represent the US policy and the Congress. He expressed the confidence that the ill-conceived move would get any attraction and be rejected by the US Congress.

Responding to a question about meeting between Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in London, Basit said the two sides discussed the whole range of issues.

Describing the meeting as positive and constructive, he described Pak-US relations as important and said efforts were being made to make them more transparent and predictable. He said the parliamentary process was underway to determine new terms of engagements with the US, which would be completed by the mid of March.

The spokesman said Pakistan would move forward on the recommendations and result of the parliament process, adding that the visit from US Special Representative on Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman would be finalised made after the Parliament set the policy on Pak-US relations.

Answering a question, the spokesman said Khar raised the issue of Balochistan during a meeting with her British counterpart.

To a question about the drone attacks, the spokesman termed them as unlawful and unacceptable, saying Islamabad had been raising the issue with Washington bilaterally.

“The drone strikes are counterproductive in the war against terrorism,” he added.

When asked about the US pressure on Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, Basit said Washington had its concerns on the project, but Islamabad would pursue the course that was in the best national interest.

About the desecration of Holy Quran at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, the spokesman said, “On behalf of the government and the people of Pakistan, we condemn in strongest possible terms the desecration of the Holy Quran in Afghanistan,” Basit told the press briefing.

“It is absolutely important that such utterly irresponsible and reprehensible things do not recur,” he added.