ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday rejected Indian allegations regarding involvement in terrorist attack on brigade headquarters in Uri area of the Indian-held Kashmir (IHK).

"Pointing fingers at Pakistan has become a traditional tendency of India after each terrorist attack," Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told DawnNews.

"In the past many Indians were involved in the terrorist acts for which India had blamed Pakistan," he asserted.

Commenting on India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement declaring Pakistan a terrorist state, Zakaria said "India is trying to divert world's attention from the human rights violations being committed in occupied Kashmir".

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"The whole world is looking at the Indian atrocities in India-held Kashmir and UN Human Rights Commissioner has also offered to send fact finding mission to Kashmir which India has rejected," the spokesperson added.

Zakaria said India cannot hide the crimes being committed in occupied Kashmir. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is going to strongly highlight the Kashmir issue in the UN General Assembly, he added.

Pakistan’s DGMO refutes India’s allegations

In the backdrop of Uri base attack earlier in the day, Pakistan’s Director General Military Operations (DGMO) established hotline contact with his Indian counterpart in the afternoon, Inter-Services Public Relations stated.

Pakistan’s DGMO refuted Indian allegation of involvement in Uri base attack saying the claim is "unfounded and premature". He asked his Indian counterpart to provide actionable intelligence, if any.

“No infiltration is possible from Pakistani soil as tight security arrangements were in place on both sides of the Line of Control and the Working Boundary all along,” the Pakistani official reiterated.

India using brutal force on innocent Kashmiris: Asif

"Pakistan has clear stance regarding Kashmir issue, which is the core issue for Pakistan and should be resolved through dialogue," says Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

The minister said India is using brutal force on innocent Kashmiris and around 90 civilians have been killed in recent atrocities by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

He urged India to stop atrocities and barbarism on innocent Kashmiris.

"Pakistan supports Kashmir movement morally, diplomatically and politically," declared Asif adding that Kashmiris are demanding the right to self determination that was promised by India through resolution in UNGA.


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