LUCKNOW – Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Pakistan to extend all help in tackling terrorism as it was also a victim of the menace.
“Pakistan should extend full cooperation in checking terrorism because the country is facing a similar problem today,” Singh told reporters.
On Pakistan’s strong reaction to Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s recent remarks about neutralizing terrorists through terrorists, Singh said, “Not only India, but the entire world knows who is promoting terrorism.”
Reacting to Parrikar’s comments, Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, had said it confirmed Islamabad’s apprehensions that India was involved in terrorism in Pakistan.
“It must be the first time that a minister of an elected government openly advocates use of terrorism in another country on the pretext of preventing terrorism from that country or its non-state actors,” the prime minister’s adviser had said in a statement released by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Earlier, addressing a convention, Singh expressed concern over Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racket and said it was used to promote terrorism. “FICN is a big problem as fake currency and is used to promote terrorism,” he said and asked banks to be alert to that. The minister said India was taking all steps to fight terrorism.