Thursday Feb 16, 2017
ISLAMABAD: India is openly opposing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said during a weekly briefing on Thursday.
"We are aware of Indian [government's] plans to sabotage CPEC," he said. "India's interference in Pakistan is not concealed."
He added India's nuclear weapons are a threat to peace in South Asia. Massive purchase of weapons by India could lead to instability in the region, he maintained.
Even Kulbhushan Yadav had admitted to making an attempt to affect the work on CPEC, Zakaria said. Yadav is an Indian who was arrested in Balochistan last year.
CPEC is not only beneficial for Pakistan, but for the entire region as it is an economic project, he said.
At the briefing, he condemned Indian firing on the Line of Control, saying three Pakistani soldiers were martyred due to the firing. He paid tribute to the law-enforcement agencies for fighting terrorism. However, the violation of human rights continues in Indian occupied Kashmir, he added, saying the international community should take notice of Indian aggression there.
While condemning the blasts in Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar, he said few have been arrested over the Lahore blast while interrogation on terrorism in Lahore is under way.
He also said Jamaat ul Ahraar was present in Afghanistan and the Afghan government has been asked to take action against the banned outfit.