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Pakistan rejects India's allegations of involvement in terrorist attack in held Kashmir

Updated Sep 18, 2016 10:28pm


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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".

Also read: 17 soldiers killed as suspected militants attack army base in India-held Kashmir

"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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Comments (23) Closed

Viki Sep 18, 2016 08:15pm

Let's see what happens at UN but Uncle SAM won't like it I tell you

Fast Sep 18, 2016 08:20pm

Well said! It is become a tradition to blame Pakistan after each attack in IOK and india. India must vacate Kashmir for long term peace in South Asia.

Lafanga Sep 18, 2016 08:32pm

The question all Indians should be asking their govt and defense forces. How can four heavily armed men cross undetected with such ease the most heavily and monitored border area in the world? Please explain.

Sidhudesh citizen Sep 18, 2016 08:51pm

Something will happen shortly,wait and see

joe Sep 18, 2016 08:54pm

Sir ODI begins.. welcome..Toss won by Pakistan.. Choose.. what would like to do..

zipzack Sep 18, 2016 09:00pm

now wait for the response.

India Sep 18, 2016 09:18pm

For god sake stopping doing such things. Be human

VKS Sep 18, 2016 09:40pm

Wait for the reaction...BEST OF LUCK

Sohail Khan Gem Sep 18, 2016 09:44pm

Very nice REPLY by PAK's FO.

Mike London Sep 18, 2016 10:01pm

Same old same old.

Faisal Sep 18, 2016 10:20pm

India is violating human rights in occupied Kashmir by killing innocent people must be put under human rights watch

Harmony-1© Sep 18, 2016 10:27pm

Sensible and logical response compared to Indian minister's - infiltration not possible because of tight security arrangements in place on both sides!

JUSTICE Sep 18, 2016 10:33pm

Indian claims are absolutely wrong calling attack on their Army a terrorist attack, matter of fact Kashmiri people are fighting for their freedom, they are not terrorists, they are "freedom fighters".

Razia Sep 18, 2016 10:44pm

Same game for decades. Best solution, fight terrorism

sad Sep 18, 2016 11:44pm

Seems like an idiotic move to do before the meeting, seriously doubt any country would hurt their own agenda by initiating an attack

Kamal Pasha. Sep 19, 2016 12:26am

Whatever happens in India, they blame Pakistan.

Raza Sep 19, 2016 12:50am

Kashmir is not part of India. UN document states that its fate has yet to be decided through a plebiscite giving Kashmiris the right of self-determination.

Afzal Ranjha Sep 19, 2016 01:14am

Kashmirs are fighting for freedom. They are not terrorist,they are real freedom fighter. India will lose more unless they give them freedom.

pakistani Sep 19, 2016 04:53am

It's their motto to blame pakistan as well as afghanis too. This tells they are at fault not pakistan

pk254 Sep 19, 2016 09:18am

I think it's time we accept that terrorism is destroying Pakistan from inside and outside

Mike Sep 19, 2016 12:47pm

@Afzal Ranjha Yes we will give freedom to Azad Kashmir.

Indian Sep 19, 2016 03:58pm

@Kamal Pasha. with proof.

doc Sep 19, 2016 08:36pm

a traditional way to blame Pakistan