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India hampering war on terror, claims Pak

Source: PTI
November 28, 2009 15:24 IST
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Pakistan has once again blamed India of harbouring terror inside the country through Afghanistan and hampering Islamabad's anti-terror efforts.

In an interview to a television channel, Pakistan's envoy to Afghanistan Muhammad Sadiq accused New Delhi of creating trouble in Pakistan's 'war on terror'.

"India should support the efforts put up by Pakistan against terrorism, but the country is creating problems for Pakistan by spurring issues including water. India is buttressing the terrorists and their activities, instead of helping Pakistan, and is providing weapons in Balochistan and Waziristan," The News quoted Sadiq as saying.

He said India is working according to a massive propaganda to malign Islamabad's image on the international stage while pressurising it to end terror networks operating inside the country.

"India is peddling propaganda against Pakistan in Afghanistan; accordingly, the Pakistanis are not in the good books of some in the establishment here (Afghanistan)," Sadiq said.

Meanwhile, Pakistani diplomatic circles have also criticised New Delhi for refusing to restart the stalled peace process.

"We do no see immediate chances of revival of the peace process, as instead of appreciating Pakistan's act of arresting and beginning the trial of the alleged perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks, India has been using the incident to malign Pakistan as a hub of terrorism," senior diplomatic sources in Islamabad said.

Referring to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent visit to the United States, former foreign secretary Tanvir Ahmad Khan said the prime motive of Dr Singh's visit was to urge the US to pressurise and alienate Pakistan.

 "India believes that Pakistan is weak due to its security and economic problems," Khan alleged.  

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