India is not attacking  Pakistan: MEA

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India is not attacking Pakistan.  The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has rejected Pakistan’s shocking claims of India planning an attack on the neighbours in the coming weeks.

In a statement on Sunday night, MEA called Pakistan Foreign Minister’s statements “irresponsible and preposterous”.

The Pakistan has informed the members of the UN Security Council unofficially that India would attack pakistan between April 16-21.

In the statement, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar 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.”

The news agency Retuters quoted Foreign minister of Pakistan minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi as saying, “We have reliable intelligence that India is planning a new attack on Pakistan. As per our information, this could take place between April 16 and 20.”

He, however, did not elaborate on the pieces of evidence.  India was angry on the Pakistan statement and said that anti-terror measures would be continued.

“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.”

The government further added, “India reserves the right to respond firmly and decisively to any cross border terrorist attack.”

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