ISLAMABAD – Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has once again alleged India of spreading terrorism in Pakistan directly besides influencing CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor).

Sartaj while speaking at a conference ‘Strengthening Peace and Cooperation in South Asia’ said that India continues to sponsor and foment terrorism in Pakistan and has also increased violations on line of control to put constraints to our ability to deploy more troops on the western border.

He expressed that burgeoning population in region was causing shortage of resources adding that SAARC conference was cancelled due to irresponsible behaviour of a country.

He went on to claim that Paksitan was maintaining minimum nuclear deterrence for peace and stability in the region.

Sartaj Aziz regretted that India was responding to indigenous struggle of Kashmiris for their right of self-determination by denial and illusion. He referred to India’s propaganda to term Kashmiri struggle as terrorism and declare Jammu and Kashmir as integral part.

He said India must understand ground realities and recognise the indigenous nature of right to self-determination movement in occupied Kashmir.

The Advisor also called for criteria-based and non-discriminatory approach for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, otherwise it will affect the strategic stability in the region.

He said our application for the membership of the NSG should be evaluated on the basis of fair criterion.