Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday assured India that action would be taken against the perpetrators of the Pulwama attack if New Delhi shares “actionable intelligence”, but warned against any retaliatory action on his country.
In a video message to the nation, Khan responded to the Indian allegations on Pakistan’s involvement in the attack in Kashmir on last Thursday.
The suicide attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror group left 40 CRPF personnel dead.
Stating that Pakistan wants “stability in the region”, Khan said, “If India has evidence or actionable intelligence, they should give it to us and we will take action.”
He said that he has come across calls for an attack on Pakistan through the Indian media and warned, “If India retaliates, we will not think and retaliate back.”
“It is easy to start a war but difficult to end it,” Khan said.
The premier said, “I want to ask India if they want to live in the past?”
“It’s not in our interests that somebody from here goes out to do terrorism, nor that somebody comes here and does terrorism,” he added.
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In the Pulwama attack, India lost 40 valiant CRPF jawans. Hours after the attack, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the infamous terrorist organisation of Pakistan, took responsibility. JeM is the terrorist outfit whose supremo Maulana Masood Azhar was once serving a sentence in an Indian prison. In December 1999, after the hijack of Indian Airlines’s IC-814 plane, the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had to release Azhar under compulsion in exchange for the release of the passengers held hostage by the terrorist’s accomplices.
After this, Azhar has been constantly wounding the Indian Republic. The attack on the Parliament in 2001 and the terrorist attack on Pathankot airbase are prime examples. The attack on CRPF is JeM’s latest act of war on India.
Azhar has made Pakistan’s Punjab province his home. He runs a school of terror in Bahawalpur city of Punjab. There is a mosque where the man recruits terrorists in the name of religious training. And the Pakistani state facilitates this process. In such circumstances, Pakistan speaking the language of revenge is nothing but brazening it out.