India is in hot waters since August 5 move: DG ISPR

Director General (DG) of Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has said that since August 5, 2019 move, here on Thursday.

Major General Babar Iftikhar, in an interview to a global space, said that the dossier, which was the vindication of Pakistan’s stance, provided proof and evidence of Indian state in terrorism in Pakistan. The Dossier has been taken very seriously by the international community and now the world is talking about it despite Indian efforts.

Answering about next steps of Pakistan, DG ISPR said that Foreign Office (FO) presented the dossier to P5 and UN Secretary-General and now Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has released a very strongly worded statement about what is happening in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He further said that Pakistan will take the dossier to every possible forum and a series of actions are being taken in this regard.

When asked about the nature of the threat from the anti-CPEC cell which reports directly to Indian PM Narendra Modi, DG ISPR said that Indians see CPEC as a game-changer with which Pakistan is becoming a connectivity hub for the whole region.

CPEC is facing security threats and now India has started talking about starting and ending of CPEC route in a bid to make the project controversial. India wants to dampen the pace of the project as it has decided that after a point in time, it will become irreversible, he revealed.

Answering a question about taking the issue of Afghan soil use with the country’s government, he said that Pakistan keeps having these conversations with the country and has also shared the details of the dossier; however, it also acknowledges capacity issues of the Afghan government and that is why Pakistan does not blame them.

However, he assured that with the kind of steps Pakistan has taken, India will not be able to harm the project in any way.

Talking about LoC violations, Major General Babar Iftikhar said that India is trying to tag indigenous freedom struggle as terrorism and link it with Pakistan. Increase in intensity and lethality of the violations started from 2014 but 2019 and 2020 have seen maximum violations, he added.

Pakistan has taken diplomats and media to LoC and showed them that there is no way infiltration can take place from Pakistan as India has 900,000 military personnel in IIOJK while entire Pakistan Army consists of about 600,000 servicemen.