Srinagar: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has denied his country’s role behind the Pulwama attack, the worst in Jammu and Kashmir in decades. He claimed that India does not have any evidence to prove Pakistan’s role in the attack.
“You (India) have blamed the Pakistan government without any evidence…If you have any evidence, we will act,” Imran Khan said.
He said, “It is in our interest that nobody from our soil spreads violence. I want to tell Indian government that we will take action if evidence is found against anyone from Pakistan.”
Asking India to introspect as to why Kashmiris are ready to go to any extreme and why they do not fear death, Khan said: “There should be introspection in India as to why Kashmiris are ready to go to any extreme and why Kashmiri youth have no fear of death,” Khan said, adding that ‘does India think that one way oppression of Kashmiris will work which has not served anything from past seventy years’.
Khan said that he had reserved his comments as Crown Prince of KSA was on a state visit and Pakistan was on a recovery mode as it has been worst sufferer of terrorism.
He said that India should understand that world has recognised that only dialogue can end conflicts and referred to Afghanistan as an example.
“Fifteen years of war in Afghanistan is ending because of talks and world has accepted that only dialogue is the way. So India should understand that Kashmir issue will also be resolved through talks,” he said.
He cautioned India that better sense should prevail.
“Its easy to start a war but to end is difficult and you never know which turn it will take,” he said
“If there is an attack on Pakistan, we will not think of retailiation but will act and that is the only way for Pakistan to act against any aggression,” he said.