Aisha Farooqui, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, dismissed the “irresponsible, false and utterly false allegations” of the Pakistani army leader against Pakistan on Friday.
“These baseless Indian allegations are patently designed to divert global and domestic attention from India’s state-terrorism and egregious human rights violations, and clamping of fundamental freedoms in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, particularly post August 5, 2019,” said the FO in her statement.
Earlier today, Indian Army Admiral MM Naravane claimed that during the Coronavirus crisis, India was busy “not only helping our own citizens by sending medical teams and exporting drugs, but also helping the rest of the world,” Pakistan only exports “terrorists”.
According to the Times of India, he made the above remark during a two-day visit to occupied Kashmir to review the security situation.
“It is very unfortunate that at a time when the whole world and India is fighting the menace of this pandemic, our neighbour continues to foment trouble for us,” Naravane was quoted as saying.
Pakistan in recent days has charged India with repeated ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC), which have resulted in the loss of civilians’ lives. A statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said heavy artillery fire by India “deliberately targeted civilians” across the border.
“This year alone, Indian occupation forces in occupied Kashmir have committed over 765 ceasefire violations, resulting in shahadat (martyrdom) of 3 civilians as well as serious injuries to 54 innocent civilians,” said Farooqui in her statement today. “In 2019, India violated the ceasefire agreement 3,351 times. Pakistan continues to respond to Indian belligerence in a firm and responsible manner.”