Remaining in the denial mode, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has criticised India for its assertion that his country was behind the Uri attack. He said India behaved in an ‘irresponsible way’ when it blamed Pakistan ‘without any evidence’.
He also claimed that the Uri terror attack could be the result of a ‘reaction’ of the people to the situation in Kashmir.
“The Uri attack can be the reaction of the atrocities in Kashmir, as the close relatives and near and dear ones of those killed and blinded over the last two months were hurt and outraged,” Sharif told reporters in London.
“How could India accuse Pakistan only hours after the Uri incident without holding any inquiry or investigation,” Sharif was quoted as saying by Pakistani media reports.
Even though, the National Investigation Agency is probing the Uri attack and found Pakistani markings on weapons, food packets and medicines recovered from the terrorists, Islamabad is in denial.
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“The whole world knows about the Indian atrocities” in Kashmir where around “108 people have so far been killed, over 150 blinded and thousands injured,” he alleged.
“Investigation into such incidents requires many days and weeks,” Sharif was quoted as saying by the Geo TV.
He described allegations against Pakistan as “India’s long-time habit”, the TV channel said.
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Earlier, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit was summoned to the External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi. He was told that India has evidence showing involvement of Pakistan-based terrorists in the Uri attack and demanded that Islamabad refrain from supporting and sponsoring terrorism directed against this country.
Pakistan’s interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan wtop
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
has also rejected the evidence implicating the country. The officials involved in the investigation found Pakistani markings on weapons, food packets and medicines recovered from the terrorists, but Khan is in denial. He accused India of blaming Pakistan for the recent Uri attack ‘without having any concrete evidence’.