Pakistan ready to respond of any Indian misadventure, says FM

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ISLAMABAD, June 24, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi warned India to refrain from launching any attacks on Pakistan, armed forces would respond with full force if New Delhi embarks on any misadventure.

Talking to newsmen the Foreign Minister said that India was plotting an attack on Pakistan to divert attention from a recent deadly clash between India and China in a disputed area of the Himalayas that killed at least 20 Indian soldiers. Chinese and Indian military commanders agreed on Monday to disengage their forces in the disputed area.

Qureshi said that India, after being beaten and “embarrassed” by China in the Himalayan incident, was trying to “find excuses for a false flag operation” against Pakistan. he said If 50 per cent of Pak embassy staff comes back, then the Indian Embassy staff will also go back, he added.

Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that India has “fomented terrorism inside Pakistan” by providing training and financial and material support to terrorist groups to kill innocent people in Pakistan, according to Radio Pakistan.

She said Pakistan had proposed the designation of four Indian nationals namely Venumadhav Dongara, Ajoy Mistry, Gobinda Patnaik, and Angara Appaji in 2019 under the United Nations 1267 Sanctions List.

Responding to media queries, Farooqui said these individuals were “financing, sponsoring and organising terrorism inside Pakistan” by providing financial, technical and material support to terrorist groups including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and others.

“We are disappointed that Pakistan’s proposal to designate Venumadhav Dongara as a terrorist has been objected to,” the spokesperson added.

She said Pakistan hopes that the listing requests regarding the other three Indian nationals will be given due consideration by the UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee in an objective and transparent manner.

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