Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday rejected allegations of its involvement in the assault on an army camp in Uri town in Kashmir that killed at least 18 soldiers, saying it has “nothing to gain” from this attack.
Such incidents are part of the “Indian attempt to divert attention of the world community” from Kashmir, Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said at the weekly briefing here.
“Pakistan has nothing to gain from this attack…It has become Indian habit to point accusing fingers at Pakistan after every such incident in India,” he said.
India has told Pakistan that it has evidence showing involvement of Pakistan-based militants in the Uri attack and demanded that Islamabad refrain from supporting and sponsoring ‘terrorism’ directed against this country.
Zakaria said the entire nation was ready to defend the country in case of any attack by India after the Uri incident.
To a question on airspace restrictions over northern part of the country, he said that Pakistan Air Force was carrying out routine exercises which are not linked to the prevailing security situation.
He claimed that Pakistan “has concrete evidence of Indian sponsored terrorism in various areas including Balochistan and Karachi, which had been proved by the arrest and confession of RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadev”.
“The recent statement of Indian Prime Minister was yet another proof of Indian involvement in terrorism and terror financing in Pakistan aimed at destabilizing the country,” he said.
The spokesperson said that the request by Baloch leader Brahmdagh Bugti to seek asylum in India “only confirms that India was deeply involved in terrorism in Balochistan”.
He said Pakistan is a peaceful country and peaceful neighbourhood is the vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who has demanded the UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.
Zakaria alleged that India forces were continuing “brutalities” in Kashmir and asked the UN Secretary-General, UN Human Rights Commissioner and international community to take measures to stop the violence.
Meanwhile, advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan was ready for unconditional talks with India to resolve various issues, including the core issue of Kashmir.
“Pakistan wants to resolve the issues diplomatically and was ready for talks with India but such talks between the two countries should be unconditional,” said Aziz.
Aziz, however, said talks between the two countries could not succeed till the resolution of the Kashmir issue.
“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif forcefully raised the Kashmir issue and the brutalities of the Indian occupied forces in Indian-held Kashmir at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.
He added the international community accepted that Kashmir was a disputed issue and the premier’s address in the UN will highlight the issue.
Aziz said the prime minister met eight heads of state and three members of the UN Security Council and apprised them of the current situation in Indian-held Kashmir and the atrocities of the Indian forces on innocent Kashmiris.
“World leaders have expressed sorrow over the use of force in Kashmir and the escalation of tension between Pakistan and India.”
The premier’s advisor also added that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) had also expressed concern over human rights violations in India-held Kashmir.
“International pressure is now mounting on India,” said Aziz.
The advisor also referred to India’s involvement in Balochistan.
“Indian state actors are involved in interfering in Balochistan.” About aggressive Indian policy, he said Pakistan had the ability to thwart any kind of aggression from India and our armed forces were fully capable for security of the motherland.