The Train of Terror from Delhi, Dushambe to Dera Ghazi Khan
ISLAMABAD: A senior Minister in the caretaker Cabinet hit out on Thursday against India for its alleged role in provoking unrest in Pakistan.Information Minister Nisar A. Memon said during a visit to Quetta, the capital of the restive Balochistan province, that India’s extensive presence in Afghanistan suggested an Indian hand in stoking the nationalist insurgency in Balochistan.
Describing a network of “information centres” established by India in Afghanistan as “disinformation centres,” he demanded that they be closed down.
“Terrorism has been exported into our country via Afghanistan. Today we fail to understand why [India] feels the need to establish some 11 to 13 information centres in Afghanistan,” he said at a press conference.
Mr. Memon alleged that these centres were being used to spread misinformation and create unrest in Pakistan.
“We don’t want these disinformation centres. They should be removed,”the Minister said.
Mr. Memon said relations between Pakistan and India had considerably improved under the leadership of President Pervez Musharraf, and called on New Delhi to help Pakistan in furthering the peace process and make efforts to expand bilateral trade instead of creating mistrust between the two countries.
“Pakistan will not tolerate any kind of external interference in its internal matters. Balochistan is the symbol of Pakistan’s integration. We will resist any such efforts which try to destabilise this frontline province of ours in the war against terror,” the Minister said.
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