Pakistan regrets Indian blame game on Pathankot attack

Pakistan regrets Indian blame game on Pathankot attack

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday regretted Indian blame game on Pathankot terror attack terming it “unhelpful” and “unfortunate”.
Address media at a weekly news briefing, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said, “Cooperation and understanding is need of the hour to take the investigation into Pathankot incident forward.”
Commenting on the Indian Defense Minister’s statement accusing Pakistan of the attack, Nafees said, “blame-game on the part of India is unfortunate and unhelpful.”
Parrikar on Tuesday told the Rajya Sabha that the terror attack on the air force base in Punjab’s Pathankot was carried out by Pakistan’s “non-state actors” who operate with the support of the Pakistani establishment.
He said Joint Investigation Team has been formed and modalities are being worked out for its visit to India.
He said, “Pakistan has denounced terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and believes all nations need to collaborate with each other to defeat this menace.”
To a question, the spokesperson said Pakistan and India are working on the dates for foreign secretary-level talks.
Responding to a question, the Spokesperson said Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals are only meant to deter any aggression against its territorial integrity.
“We should be able to protect our military installation. And should be able to counter attack on militant in there hideout,” he said.
He said Pakistan is desirous to become member of Nuclear Supplier Group and has taken up this matter with the relevant countries.
He said Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will also attend nuclear security summit in Washington later this month.
The spokesperson said the Quadrilateral Coordination Group has made good progress since its inception and efforts for initiating the process of reconciliation in Afghanistan is progressing well.

Agencies

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