Indian accusations not to help peace: Pakistan
Islamabad - "Pointing fingers before investigation is not a healthy trend," said Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah.
By Afzal Khan
Published: Fri 31 Jul 2015, 12:00 AM
Last updated: Fri 31 Jul 2015, 10:12 AM
Pakistan Foreign Office on Thursday termed as "unfortunate" the Indian accusations that attackers of the Gurdaspur terrorist attack on a police post that killed seven people came from Pakistan and said countering terrorism could only be possible through mutual cooperation.
"Pointing fingers before investigation is not a healthy trend," said Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah at a news briefing here.
Qazi said that statements of Indian officials over Punjab attack were reflection of Modi government's war hysteria. He said Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism and fighting against terrorism for peace in the region. The spokesman said that statements of Indian leaders were disappointing and would not be helpful for peace in the region.
He said Indian media and leaders started raising fingers towards Pakistan soon after the terror attack took place. Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Thursday that the gunmen who stormed a police station and killed seven people in India's Punjab had come from Pakistan, according to a preliminary report.
Singh claimed the Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, which belonged to the terrorists and were recovered after they were shot dead, established that they crossed into India through the River Ravi.
"The trio was dressed in army fatigues and equipped with Chinese-made grenades and AK-47s," he added.
Talking about India's aggression at the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary, Qazi Khalilullah said Pakistan is capable of defending itself against any aggression. He added the Pakistani high commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, postponed his visit to Chandigarh following the incident because the Indian government did not permit his driver and two other officers to travel with him.