India foments terrorism inside Pakistan by providing support to terrorist groups: FO

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India foments terrorism inside Pakistan by providing support to terrorist groups: FO

ISLAMABAD-Foreign Office says Pakistan had proposed the designation of four Indian nationals in 2019 under the United Nations 1267 Sanctions List, namely Venumadhav Dongara, Ajoy Mistry, Gobinda Patnaik, and Angara Appaji.

In response to media queries, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said these individuals were financing, sponsoring and organizing terrorism inside Pakistan by providing financial, technical and material support to terrorist groups including TTP, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and others.

She said we are disappointed that Pakistan's proposal to designate Venumadhav Dongara as a terrorist has been objected to.

The Spokesperson said Pakistan hopes that the listing requests of other three Indian nationals will be given due consideration by the UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee in an objective and transparent manner.

She said taking advantage of the prolonged conflict in our neighbourhood, India has fomented terrorism inside Pakistan by providing training, financial and material support to terrorist groups to kill innocent people in Pakistan.

She said these Indian nationals are now residing in India with impunity which vindicates Pakistan's position that India is a state-sponsor of terrorism.