No Pak­istani in­volved in In­dia ter­ror­ism: FO

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Pak­istan said on Thurs­day that In­dia should pro­vide proof of any Pak­istani found in­volved in ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­ity on In­dian soil, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued by For­eign Of­fice (FO) spokesper­son Syed Qazi Khalilul­lah.

Qazi Khalilul­lah said that the In­dian claim was base­less and fur­ther said, "We have re­peat­edly asked In­dia to re­frain from ac­cu­sa­tions." Qazi Khalilul­lah said that the In­dian claim was base­less and fur­ther said, "We have re­peat­edly asked In­dia to re­frain from ac­cu­sa­tions."

He stated that In­dian citizen Geeta Bharti had been put in touch with the In­dian High Com­mis­sioner in an ef­fort to ex­pe­dite her re­turn. In the case of Chanda Bibi, the Pak­istani High Com­mis­sioner is in con­tact with the In­dian For­eign Min­istry, said Khalilul­lah.from In­dia in this re­gard. He stated that In­dian citizen Geeta Bharti had been put in touch with the In­dian High Com­mis­sioner in an ef­fort to ex­pe­dite her re­turn. In the case of Chanda Bibi, the Pak­istani High Com­mis­sioner is in con­tact with the In­dian For­eign Min­istry, said Khalilul­lah.

He fur­ther con­firmed that Pak­istan has re­ceived Aug 23 and 24 as dates from In­dia for talks be­tween the two coun­tries' na­tional se­cu­rity ad­vis­ers (NSA) in New Delhi. "Dates are un­der con­sid­er­a­tion by for­eign of­fice and agenda is be­ing pre­pared," Khalilul­lah con­firmed.

Talk­ing about a re­vi­sion in con­trol lists un­der the Ex­port Con­trol Act of 2004, Khalilul­lah said that the re­vised con­trol lists of goods, tech­nolo­gies, ma­te­rial and equip­ment re­lated to nu­clear and bi­o­log­i­cal weapons and their de­liv­ery sys­tems have been re­leased. This "en­ables the Gov­ern­ment to con­trol ex­port, re-ex­port, trans-ship­ment and transit" of such weapons and de­liv­ery sys­tems, the spokesman said. "The no­ti­fi­ca­tion sig­ni­fies the con­tin­u­ing re­solve and pol­icy of Pak­istan as a re­spon­si­ble nu­clear state to ad­vance the shared goals of non-pro­lif­er­a­tion," he added.

He ad­di­tion­ally dis­closed that Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif would be go­ing to Be­larus at the in­vi­ta­tion of Be­laru­sian Pres­i­dent Alexan­der Lukashenko.

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