UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – PM Imran had said terrorists had in the past misused Pakistani territory to undertake attacks against Iran and similarly Iran’s territory was used for an attack against Pakistan.
A legal notice has been issued to Prime Minister Imran Khan over his controversial statement in Iran.
Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had said that terrorists had in the past misused Pakistani territory to undertake attacks against Iran and similarly Iran’s territory was used for an attack against Pakistan.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued a legal notice to the prime minister over this statement.
The legal notice demanded the prime minister to take back his words before media, caused damage to the dignity, respect, reputation and fame of Pakistan within seven days.
If the statement is not taken back, legal proceedings will be carried out against the prime minister in the court of law.
The Prime Minister’s Office had earlier clarified that PM Imran Khan’s remarks regarding use of Pakistan soil for terrorism against Iran were used out of context.
“There has been a lot of debate about Prime Minister’s statement on use of Pakistani soil. The statement has been largely taken out of context,” a clarification statement issued by the PM Media here said.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan was talking about Non State Actors using Pakistani soil under foreign influence to carry out activities in Pakistan or coordinating from Pakistan, case in point is Kulbushan Jadev/alike and local facilitators”, it said.
“In the same manner, Pakistan is attacked using soil of Iran and Afghanistan”, the statement added.
It said, “The same was clearly stated by the Prime Minister during his visit to Iran while referring to latest incident in Balochistan. That is why the Prime Minister is making all out efforts for peace across the whole region.””Prime Minister’s statement being linked to any other context is an effort to misinterpret the expression which doesn’t serve Pakistan in any way”, the statement concluded.