India levels allegations against Pakistan without probe, Janjua briefs envoys
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said that India used to level allegations of every incident against Pakistan without any investigations to mitigate its own failure.
Briefing the ambassadors over Pulwama attack, Tehmina Janjua rejected Indian allegations and said that New Delhi always showed irresponsible behavior.
She noted a familiar Indian pattern of immediate and reflexive assignment of blame on Pakistan without investigations.
Tehmina Janjua said that Pakistan always pursued a constructive approach towards India and added that Islamabad offered India of dialogues and the Kartarpur initiative were a clear evidence of this. She said,’ ratcheting up tensions in the region will be counterproductive.’
Earlier in the day, Pakistan had summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and lodged a strong protest over allegations by India linking Thursday’s blast in held Kashmir to Islamabad.
The Foreign Office had summoned the Indian diplomat and handed him a protest note, stating that India leveled unfounded allegations against Pakistan without carrying out a probe into the blast in Pulwama district that claimed the lives of over 45 security personnel.
“Pakistan strongly rejects the Indian government’s allegations. Jaish-e-Muhammad is a proscribed outfit and has no links with Pakistan. The alleged attackers belonged to the area under Indian occupation,” it said.