Pakistan rubbishes India’s MEA remarks about Afghan envoy’s daughter episode

Pakistan on Thursday denounced the “gratuitous and unwarranted” remarks by the Spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in regards to the latest incident involving the daughter of Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil and urged New Delhi to chorus from its smear propaganda marketing campaign.

Selsela Alikhil, the daughter of Afghanistan’s envoy, was allegedly kidnapped on Saturday and held for a number of hours by unknown assailants who left her with accidents and twine marks.

Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed to utilise all assets to apprehend the folks concerned in kidnapping inside 48 hours.

A day later, Afghanistan determined to withdraw its ambassador and senior diplomats from Pakistan, a move that Islamabad termed as “unfortunate and regrettable”.

On Thursday, India described the kidnapping as a “very shocking” incident and stated Pakistan is “stooping to a new low” with its denial of the sufferer’s account.

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“India has no locus standi, whatsoever, on the matter,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri stated whereas responding to media queries concerning the remarks made by the Spokesperson of Indian MEA in regards to the incident.

He stated that India’s malicious smear marketing campaign towards Pakistan is well-known and impartial organisations together with EU DisinfoLab had established India’s credentials as a purveyor of anti-Pakistan propaganda globally.

Even within the wake of the reported incident involving the daughter of the Afghan ambassador, the FO spokesperson stated that Indian propaganda equipment towards Pakistan was energetic and pretend footage of the ambassador’s daughter had been being circulated by Indian Twitter handles and web sites.

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“It is unfortunate that India used such an incident to peddle false narrative against Pakistan,” he added.

The spokesperson stated that the one domains the place India had set requirements had been state-sponsored terrorism, unlawful occupation, disregard of UN resolutions, mass murders and repression towards girls within the territory below its unlawful occupation, political violence towards minorities, and operating organised pretend propaganda networks world wide; and was, due to this fact, in no place to preach on “standards” for different international locations.

“While calling upon India to refrain from its smear propaganda campaign against Pakistan, we remain determined to push back against unabated Indian machinations and also to draw attention towards India’s role of a spoiler in the ongoing Afghan peace process,” he maintained.

(With further enter from APP)

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