ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected Indian denial of involvement in the June 23, 2021 terrorist attack in Lahore saying there was “irrefutable evidence of India’s aiding, abetting and financing of this terrorist incident.”
Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that in the past too, Pakistan had pointed out Indian state sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan.
“There is no doubt that the intelligence agency from across the border was involved in planning and executing terrorist attacks against Pakistan,” he added.
He said Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, who had been caught red-handed in March 2016, was the most familiar and undeniable face of India’s state-sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan.
“Use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy by India makes it culpable under international law, UN sanctions regime, and international counter-terrorism conventions,” the spokesperson remarked.
On Jun 25, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) had arrested a foreigner suspect named Peter Paul David from the Lahore airport as the investigation into bomb blast in Lahore’s Johar Town continued.
According to media reports, David was owner of the car used in the blast that killed three people while injuring dozens in the bomb attack.