India Dismisses Pak Foreign Minister’ Statement as War Hysteria
Official Spokesperson’s response to queries on statement made by Pakistan Foreign Minister
In response to queries on statement made by the Pakistan Foreign Minister, the Official Spokesperson said:
India rejects the irresponsible and preposterous statement by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan with a clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the region. This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake a terror attack in India.
It has been made clear to Pakistan that it cannot absolve itself of responsibility of a cross border terrorist attack in India. No attempt at creating an alibi for its complicity in such attacks will succeed.
Pakistan needs to take credible and irreversible steps against terrorism operating from all territories under its control rather than making hysterical statements to obfuscate the core issue that bedevils our region: cross- border terrorism.
Pakistan has been advised to use established diplomatic and DGMO channels to share any actionable and credible intelligence it has about imminent terror attacks. India reserves the right to respond firmly and decisively to any cross border terrorist attack.
Pakistan foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is reported by multiple media sources as saying, “We have reliable intelligence that between 16th and 20th April, India may carry out an attack against Pakistan,” at a news conference in Multan “
The purpose of such a sinister plan is to put diplomatic pressure on Pakistan,” he added. He also alluded to the Pulwama terror attack on 14 February as a False Flag operation stating that a repeat of the incident is expected in the garb of which India will again strike inside Pakistan.
It also appears to be an attempt to muddy the elections in India as well indicating to the general public that the BJP has stage managed the Pulwama and Balakot incidents for electoral gains.