ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said India was patronising terrorism in Pakistan as Islamabad slammed New Delhi’s vilification campaign.

“It is unfortunate that Indian leadership continues to indulge in a well thought out vilification campaign against Pakistan by making provocative statements and baseless accusations,” Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said while responding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s weekend address in Kerala.

He said such “irresponsible display of behaviour” at the highest political level was regrettable. In a statement issued here, the spokesman categorically rejected the Indian leadership’s allegations about Pakistan’s involvement in terrorist activities.

He insisted India had itself been patronising terrorist activities in different areas of Pakistan, particularly Balochistan and the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas.

Prime Minister Modi had launched a scathing attack on Pakistan, warning India will not “forget the sacrifices of the 18 soldiers” who were killed in the strike at the army camp in Uri last week.

He accused Pakistan was the “sole exporter of terror” across the globe. Modi spoke directly to Pakistanis, telling them to ask their rulers why, at a time India was exporting software to the entire world, “Pakistan was bent on exporting terrorism”.

He challenged Pakistan to go to war against poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and infant mortality instead, saying “let’s see who wins those wars”.

Foreign office spokesman said India in fact wanted to divert world attention from its brutal atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

He said confessional statements of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) official Kul Bhushan Yadav were a clear evidence of Indian involvement in Balochistan.

Nafees Zakaria said Indian forces were “blatantly violating human rights” and had killed 108 innocent civilians during the last three months while hundreds of people had been injured.

He said “these atrocities intensified since the extra-judicial” killing of Kashmiri youth leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani in July this year.

The spokesman pointed out that in the last 75 days, Indian forces had killed more than 100 Kashmiris, blinded hundreds and injured thousands.

He said the international community had taken notice of human rights violations, with concerns expressed by several countries as well as the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Zakaria said there were increasing demands that independent investigations be carried out and fact-finding missions be sent to India-held Kashmir.

Also, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi has said that Pakistan will further intensify its diplomatic efforts to expose Indian atrocities in the Occupied Kashmir.

In an interview, she said Pakistan will consult all the members of the UN Security Council and seek ways to implement the UN resolutions.

Referring to PM Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Maleeha said Pakistan is ready for bilateral talks but in fact it is India which has shut doors on the dialogue.

She said on one hand, India is defying the UN resolutions and on the other, it is not giving access to the fact finding missions in the occupied valley.

Analyst Dr Pervez Iqbal Cheema said the whole world was aware of the fact that India was involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan. “Pakistani forces have apprehended RAW agents which is a big evidence of Indian involvement. India wants to divert the attention of the world from the prevailing situation in Kashmir,” he said.

Cheema said: “India wants to illogically declare the movement of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination a terrorist movement. Indian anti-Pakistan policies have failed in Balochistan as majority of the separatists have surrendered in front of the government,” he added.

The analyst said the United States had its national interests with India so it was silent over Indian involvement in Pakistan.