India reacts to Pak FM's remarks regarding possible attack against Pakistan

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At his residence in Multan, Qureshi told the media that "We have reliable intelligence that India is planning a new attack on Pakistan".

The Ministry of External Affairs did not issue an official response, but sources said Pakistan was trying to create war hysteria.

"This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake a terror attack in India".

Pakistan has "reliable intelligence" that India will attack again this month, its foreign minister said, drawing condemnation from New Delhi which described the claim as irresponsible. "According to our information, the action could be taken between April 16-20", he added. Qureshi did not elaborate on the evidence that Pakistan had.

"Preparations are being made, and there are chances of another attack against Pakistan".


"I am saying it with responsibility and I have a responsible position, I know each word I say would make headlines in the worldwide press", he said, stressing the reliability of his claim.

A suicide auto bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on February 14.

He said the planned aggression was aimed at "increasing diplomatic pressure against Pakistan".

Pakistan had captured the Indian pilot who was later released.

From Lahore, they would be taken to the Wagah Border for handover to the Indian authorities, it said.


The success of Indian air strikes on a camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group in northwestern Pakistan has also been thrown into doubt after satellite images showed little sign of damage.

The fishermen form the first batch of 360 Indian prisoners Pakistan has announced to set free in four phases this month.

He said on Sunday that an attack could take place between April 16 and 20, adding that Pakistan had told the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council of its concerns. He said that global powers did not reprimand India despite blatant violation of worldwide laws on the part of India due to geopolitics. Qureshi also criticised the global community for keeping silent after India violated Pakistan's territory on February 26 by striking Balakot.

FO spokesperson said that Indian deputy High commissioner was summoned at Foreign Office to lodge a protest against possible Indian aggression.

"India reserves the right to respond firmly and decisively to cross-border terrorist attack", the spokesman said, adding said it has been made clear to Pakistan that it can not absolve itself of responsibility of a cross border terrorist attack in India.


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