Letting the 'naya Pakistan' garb drop, Pakistan has exposed itself over terrorism essentially being a state policy, with its former Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif going on record in his country's Parliament to justify the dastardly Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF Jawans were martyred, and advocate more such acts.
While making his address in the Pakistan assembly, Khawaja Asif spoke about the Jaish-e-Mohammed-backed Pulwama bomber, calling the attack an 'act of revenge', saying it is a legitimate right and a birth-right, and shockingly going on to add, "we support them and we advocate them".
The statement by Asif is also not the only shocking admission by a Pakistani foreign minister, past or present, to be made on Friday. Current incumbent Shah Mehmood Qureshi while speaking to global media admitted that Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar is indeed in Pakistan, and then tied himself in knots explaining how Masood Azhar was currently unwell and unable to come out of his home.
The pair of statements utterly vindicate India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's statement at the OIC on Friday where she exposed the supporters of terrorism and said that it was high time that it be stopped.
Sushma Swaraj, who at the OIC as guest of honour - a development that has caused Pakistan to sulk and skip the event - said that it was high time that the nations who are sheltering and funding terror organisations stop it immediately and that this initiative has to be taken by everyone:
"If we want to save humanity then we must tell the states who provide shelter and funding to the terrorists to dismantle the structure of the terrorist camps and stop providing funding to the terrorist organization based in the country."
Pakistan has faced significant global pressure on account of India's massive outreach following the Pulwama terror attack. Countries from across the world had backed India then, while important world bodies such as the UNSC had named the Jaish-e-Mohammed and called for member countries to cooperate with India in bringing the perpetrators to task. Furthermore, a number of countries such as France and the US have backed India over its precision strike decimating terror camps on Pak soil on February 26. In a desperate effort, Pakistan has tried to call its decision to return India's Wing Commander Abhinandan who had been captured after the IAF foiled the Pakistani Air Force's attempt to attack India's military installations on Wednesday a 'goodwill gesture', while in truth, the relentless and unprecedented pressure mounted by India left Pak with no option in the matter.