Monday, April 19, 2021

Pakistan Hints at ‘Inside-Job’ For Pulwama Attacks in Jammu & Kashmir

The Pulwama Attacks are back in the news as Pakistan has found ‘no evidence’ of linking the deadly Pulwama attacks in Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan. Pakistan has always maintained that Kashmir struggle in indigenous and Pakistan only provides moral support to Kashmiri rebels.

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“We have conducted preliminary investigations based on the Indian dossier and till now we have not come up with any evidence linking Pakistan or any individual or entity with the Pulwama attack,” – Pak Sources. The official, however, said Pakistan was still willing to cooperate with India if it had any additional information regarding the Pulwama attack.

The preliminary findings were shared with India through its High Commissioner in Islamabad on Wednesday by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua. “The Government of Pakistan has shared preliminary findings with the Government of India after examining the Indian report on Pulwama incident,” said a statement issued by the foreign office.

It said the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Foreign Secretary and the findings on the Pulwama incident were shared with him.

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The statement noted that Pakistan had acted with “a high sense of responsibility” and extended full cooperation. “We do so in the interest of regional peace and security. We have sought further information/evidence from India to take the process forward,” it said.

Earlier, Pakistan PM had offered assistance in the investigation if credible evidence was provided by India. In response to this offer, a paper was handed over to Pakistan on February 27.

The Pulwama attack, which killed over 40 officials of India Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), brought Pakistan and India close to war after New Delhi accused banned Jaish-e-Mohammad for being behind the suicide bombing.

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