Pakistan wooing Indians opposed to PM Narendra Modi’s ‘extremist policies’: Sartaj Aziz

The committee will consist of senior officials from the ministries of defence, interior and information, Military Operations Directorate, ISI and IB.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Updated: November 24, 2016 2:18 pm
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Pakistan has set up a high-level committee to formulate ‘a doable and sustainable’ policy to highlight the Kashmir issue globally and is reaching out to Indians who are opposed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘extremist policies’, according to a report on Wednesday. The move was announced by Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Senate on Tuesday, according to Dawn newspaper.

The committee will consist of senior officials from the ministries of defence, interior and information, Military Operations Directorate, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB).

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Speaking about the status of the implementation of policy guidelines, Aziz said the committee was headed by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry and could co-opt other members if required.

Aziz said that another committee, chaired by the information secretary, had been formed to prepare fact sheets “to counter India’s propaganda campaign and design a media strategy to continuously highlight the Kashmiri freedom struggle.”

This committee also includes representatives from the ministries of defence, foreign affairs and information technology, as well as members of the Military Operations Directorate, ISI and IB.

Aziz said that the Ministry of Information Technology had been asked to prepare a comprehensive strategy to highlight the Kashmir issue via social media.

He said that “steps were being taken to highlight Indian interference in Pakistan’s internal affairs, as well as its support for subversive activities and human rights violations in held Kashmir”, the report said.

Aziz said that steps were already being taken to reach out to segments of the Indian public that were opposed to Modi’s extremist policies.

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“Our missions abroad, including in New Delhi, are making outreach efforts to emphasise the extremist Indian policies,” he remarked.

Talking about measures to counter India’s efforts to isolate Pakistan in the region, Aziz said Pakistan was doing its utmost to engage the international community, including regional partners.

He said Pakistan was supportive of all initiatives for peace and stability in the region, adding that this commitment to regional peace and stability was evident from the decision to participate in the Heart of Asia ministerial conference in Amritsar, despite the postponement of SAARC summit in Islamabad because of India.

Pakistan’s nuclear doctrine, he said, was clearly spelt out and due restraint was being exercised.

“Pakistan continues to exhibit maturity and statesmanship despite provocative statements by Indian leadership and the continued ceasefire violations across the LoC and working boundary having resulted in civilian casualties,” he said.

He said there was a need for a positive response from India to move forward. He said that while Pakistan always conveyed a desire to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue, India had chosen to attach conditions to the talks.

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  1. A
    Nov 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm
    If even one political party is seen as helping our neighbour in any matter it is our duty as a indian citizen to wipe it off from the face of india. lt;br/gt;This simply shows the panic the present government has created in the mind of not only our own corrupt politicians buy also in our enemies. lt;br/gt;Hats off to u sir.
    1. I
      Nov 24, 2016 at 1:12 am
      They don't need to bother, we already have pro-stan anti-Modi parties
      1. A
        Nov 23, 2016 at 12:08 pm
        I am sure all the thiefs likelt;br/gt;Pappu/ Krazywal/Mayawati/Mulayam Singh yadav/ yechury and great Didi will be dyeing to talk to stan and side with them
        1. D
          Nov 23, 2016 at 7:59 pm
          Go beta play with your goat, fake name.
          1. D
            Nov 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm
            I know he and your mother are pretty close.
            1. D
              Nov 23, 2016 at 7:56 pm
              One problem is they can only pay in old fake currency. That is why people are complaining against;br/gt;The loudest seems to be Arvind Kejarwal.
              1. F
                farzi kumar
                Nov 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm
                This is best pro modi policy ever designed. lt;br/gt;... lt;br/gt;.... lt;br/gt;Modi's strategy had always been to project his critics as Anti national. And this policy will make sure that he gets 320 seats for BJP in next election.....and continues his aggressive policy against stan with more firepower. lt;br/gt;;br/gt;;br/gt;Thank you sartaj ajij you are master of self goal. you and mani shankar aiyar are brother from same mother
                1. M
                  Nov 23, 2016 at 8:47 pm
                  What? Invitation?
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