An example of the fact that Pakistan is trying every bit to shield itself from the questions that would be pointed at it following the Uri attack was seen on Monday in the US.
An Indian journalist from NDTV was asked to leave a press briefing at New York in which Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry was to address the media.
According to NDTV, Chaudhry himself told his officials to “remove the Indian”.
“Iss Indian ko nikalo (remove this Indian),” he said pointing at Namrata Brar before addressing the media at Roosevelt Hotel on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
Brar was the only India at the conference.
Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif is in US to attend the UNGA. He will be addressing the UNGA on Wednesday where he will raise the Kashmir issue and attempt to divert international attention from Pak-sponsored terrorism on Indian soil.
Sharif’s government has been constantly raising the Kashmir issue with the US.
He has at the same time accusing India of “human rights violations” while openly mourning the deaths of terrorists such as Burhan Wani and instigating the youth of Kashmir against India.
This is why he has avoided all questions on the Uri attack which claimed the lives of 18 Indian Army soldiers in the wee hours of Sunday. Sharif has constantly been avoiding Indian journalists in US.
The terrorists, all of whom were killed, belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad, whose chief Maulana Masood Azhar not only lives in Pakistan but continues operating from Bhawalpur, just across India’s border with Pakistan at Rajasthan.