If India attacks, we will retaliate: Pakistan PM Imran Khan
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday gave his short statement on the Pulwama terror attack and India alleging Pakistan’s involvement in the attack.
The Pakistan Prime Minister began his statement by saying that he had wanted to make a statement previously, but could not since they were busy with Saudi Crown Prince’s visit.
He then moved on to directly target the Indian government. He alleged, “You (Indian government) have blamed the Pakistan government without any evidence.”
He continued, “If India has evidence, they should give it to us and we will take action. I welcome all kinds of investigations to be done to find out the perpetrators of the attack.”
Pakistani PM Imran stated that he has come across calls for an attack on Pakistan through Indian media and said, “If India retaliates, we will not think and retaliate back.”
Pakistan’s premiere also said that India always talks about countering terrorism in the region whenever they talk about Kashmir dispute.
“It’s not in our interests that somebody from here goes out to do terrorism, nor that somebody comes here and does terrorism”, he added.
Since February 14 Pulwama attack, India has built an aggressive environment against Pakistan and has accused it of supporting the militants.
He added, “India should realize that the answer to the dispute doesn’t lie in one-dimensional, military oppression in Kashmir.”
“India should hence review its policies,” he said.
Previously, Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the deadly Pulwama attack which claimed lives of about 45 CRPF jawans. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad-bin Salman will arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday on his maiden visit to the country. India is likely to raise the issue of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism and the two countries are expected to sign ties to enhance cooperation in various fields during the “landmark event in high-level bilateral ties”.