Hina Rabbani Khar, former foreign minister of Pakistan, has hit out at India saying the latter’s hostile narrative against its neighbour would have “long-term consequences”. Amidst growing tension between both the countries after the attack by Pakistani terrorists on Indian military personnel in Uri sector of Kashmir on Sunday, Khar, who has often been critical of Pakistani leadership’s failure at having a mechanism to control terrorism, took to the twitter to say, “Shaping a hostile narrative against a neighbour has long term consequences. This region needs less not more conflict.”
She claims India always implicate Pakistan before attempting any investigation to “divert blame away from security lapses”. “Indian tendency to charge sheet Pak bfr any investigation-attempt to divert blame away frm security lapses & historical wrongs in IOK,” she said.
However, Khar’s claim is unfounded as India has always conducted investigations after every terror attack in the country and even submitted a number of dossiers to Pakistan. In contrast, India’s neighbour has always failed to control the terror network breeding from its own land or take action against terrorists who continue to roam free in Pakistan.
Incidentally, in an article in Newsweek Pakistan in December 2014, Khar had said, “The legal framework required to implicate, arrest, try, convict and execute people who resort to terrorism is one of the most important, glaring missing links in Pakistan’s fight against the scourge (terrorism).”
As many as 18 Indian soldiers lost their lives in an over three-hour long gun-battle started by four heavily armed Pakistani terrorists at the crack of the dawn on Sunday. The four terrorists were also killed, while over 20 Indian soldiers were injured.