Pakistan expresses serious reservations over Manohar’s statement: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday expressed its serious concern over comments made by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar where he said that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries.
In a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that Parrikar’s statement confirms Pakistan’s apprehensions that India is involved in terrorism in Pakistan.
“It must be the first time that a minister of an elected government openly advocates use of terrorism in another country on the pretext of preventing terrorism from that country or its non-state actors,” the statement read.
Aziz said Pakistan is pursuing a policy of good neighbourly relations with India.
“Terrorism is our common enemy and it is vital for the two countries to work together to defeat this menace, from which Pakistan has suffered much more than almost any other country.”