Pakistan has said that the recent BRICS summit in Goa was a ‘rude awakening’ for India as it failed in its efforts to isolate Pakistan diplomatically.
According to a report in ‘Dawn’, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry told the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs that India finds itself isolated after the BRICS summit as no country supported its stand on Kashmir.
He said that despite India’s efforts to the contrary, all the states supported Pakistan’s point of view on Kashmir and India’s human rights violations in Kashmir.
He also added that India cannot disturb Pakistan’s unity by sponsoring terror acts here and there using its agents.
“India’s propaganda is backfiring. They are not finding any supporters in the world,” Aizaz Chaudhry told Senate members.
He asserted that civil and military leadership of Pakistan was united on all issues including Kashmir.
The Foreign Secretary said that Pakistan wants peace with India but at the same time it is prepared to face any challenge.
“We have made it clear to India that Pakistan wants peace but is ready for any challenge,” he said.
He also pointed out that Pakistan had been pressing India for dialogue for years but New Delhi always insists to hold talks on the issue of terrorism alone.
“India claims Kashmir to be its internal matter while we have convinced the whole world that Kashmir is a dispute which needed solution,” he said.
Chaudhry alleged that India was damaging its own reputation and standing just for the sake of animosity against Pakistan.
He also accused India of being instrumental in postponement of ‘several South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’ (SAARC) summits including the one originally scheduled for November in Islamabad.