Pakistani boat controversy was a drama: FO
|Foreign Office (FO) spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam said Friday that Pakistan had had made it clear that none if its boats went missing as claimed by Indian officials.|
"It has been proven from the contradictory statements issued by top Indian officials that the boat issue was a drama that has now been exposed," said Aslam.
Earlier on Wednesday, India's Deputy Inspector General of the Coast Guard denied reports which said that he had admitted ordering for a Pakistani boat to be blown up in the Arabian Sea on New Year's eve.
The claim was in sharp contrast to New Delhi's official position which had been adamant that the boat had 'suspected terror links' and that the crew had committed suicide by setting the vessel on fire.
Coast Guard DIG B.K. Loshali later issued a rejoinder which rejected the media report terming it as 'not factual' and denied making any such claim.
Pakistan only executing hardened terrorists
Furthermore, Aslam rejected the European Union's human rights concerns over death sentences and made it clear that Pakistan was executing only those criminals who had been convicted in terrorism cases.
"The executions are not a violation of any international law," remarked Aslam.
She expressed ignorance when asked as to whether the EU had sought access to proceedings at the military courts in Pakistan and said that these courts came into being by an Act of Parliament.