Pathankot terror attack: Stop blaming us for attack, Pakistan tells India

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SHAFQAT ALI
Published Jan 4, 2016, 5:04 pm IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 12:16 pm IST
‘India should understand that Pakistan itself had been one of the greatest victims of terrorism’.
Security forces patrol inside the Indian air force base in Pathankot (Photo: AP)
 Security forces patrol inside the Indian air force base in Pathankot (Photo: AP)

Islamabad: Islamabad on Sunday questioned India against accusing Pakistan for the terrorist attack in Pathankot airbase. Irfan Siddiqui, special assistant to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said India should understand that Pakistan itself had been one of the greatest victims of terrorist attacks on its soil.

He regretted that only after a few terrorist attacks India begins hurling baseless allegations.

 

Advising India to review its stance, he said the BJP-ruled country should create an environment of trust as unfounded allegations only hamper the process of dialogue.

Former foreign secretary of Pakistan Riaz Khokhar said India was trying to tarnish Pakistan’s image and is using such attacks to derail talks. He appreciated PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Pakistan but wondered whether the intentions of Indian premier had now changed.

Meanwhile, underlining “visible improvement” in Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan said that foreign secretaries of the two countries will meet on January 15 to draw up a roadmap for the next six months.

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