Pakistan’s politics of denial over terrorism has been exposed, not by any other country but its own Chief Justice. While political leaders of Pakistan continue to claim that the country doesn’t promote terrorism, Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali thinks on the contrary. Just a day after four Pakistani terrorists attacked Indian soldiers at Uri in Kashmir on Sunday, Jamali said that some political parties in Pakistan support terrorists for personal gain, according to a report.
Sharing that foreign hands were used in terror activities in Pakistan, Jamali said, “Unfortunately, some political parties in Pakistan are supporting subversive elements for their personal interests.” Pakistan-based Channel 24 reported him as saying this at a function in Islamabad on September 19. Jamali pointed out there was a need to expose the contacts of “political and religious parties” with terror elements. He said that judicial institutions of the country were also facing terror attacks.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan also urged the country’s security agencies to provide complete security to the courts.
Jamali’s statement just a day after Uri attack, in which 18 Indian soldiers were killed, has proven India’s assertion that Pakistan harbours terrorism and that the country should be declared a “terror state”. A move in this regard was also made in the United States today as two of its lawmakers moved the Congress to pass a bill declaring Pakistan a “terror state”.