Pakistan Foreign Minister's Statement Appears to Be a Call for Terror Attacks

Posted April 08, 2019

"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", Raveesh Kumar, a spokesman of the Indian External Ministry. said in a statement.

"The global community must take notice of India's irresponsible acts of aggression", he maintained, adding that Pakistan is once again offering dialogue to India for prosperity and stability between both countries.

"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", Qureshi told reporters in his hometown of Multan.

Pakistan has come forward with claims of "reliable intelligence" showing Indian authorities are planning another attack on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. "BJP's attempt to win elections through whipping up war hysteria and false claims of downing a Pak F-16 has backfired with US Defence officials also confirming that no F-16 was missing from Pakistan's fleet".

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The warning comes amid simmering tensions since February 26 when Indian jets crossed deep into Pakistan territory and allegedly destroyed the suspected training camp of a militant group New Delhi accuses of plotting terrorism in the divided Kashmir territory. In the ensuing dogfight over Kashmir, Pakistani fighter planes shot down an Indian fighter jet and arrested its pilot.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday asked the Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to convey to his leadership that there should be no misadventure against Pakistan, as there was credible intelligence that plans were afoot for another act of aggression.

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The success of Indian air strikes on a camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group in northwestern Pakistan has also been thrown into doubt after satellite images showed little sign of damage.

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The IAF's assertion comes in the wake of US-based Foreign Policy magazine's report that cited United States government officials saying that Pakistan's F-16 combat jets "have all been accounted for".

The standoff led Pakistan to close its airspace but most commercial air traffic has since resumed and major airports have opened. But the IAF pilot who shot down the plane, Abhinandan Varthaman, was captured by Pakistan and released only after behind-the-scene manoeuvring by the worldwide community.

Pakistan denied any role in the attack.

Pakistan released the first batch of 100 Indian fishermen as part of a goodwill gesture on Sunday.

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The released prisoners were taken to the Karachi Cantonment Railway Station under tight security, where they boarded the Allama Iqbal Express for Lahore.