India plotting another attack against Pakistan: FM Qureshi
MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi disclosed on Sunday India is once again planning military action against Pakistan.
“Pakistan has reliable intelligence that India is hatching a new plot and may resort to military aggression against Pakistan between April 16-20,” the foreign minister said while speaking at an important press conference here.
“An incident similar to Pulwama could recur in the occupied Kashmir valley,” he said, adding the purpose of this sinister plan is to build diplomatic pressure on Pakistan and justify Indian military action.
Qureshi said keeping in view these facts, the Foreign Office decided right away to hold a meeting of the ambassadors of the P-5 counties (UN Security Council’s five permanent members) and briefed them on Pakistan’s concerns about the possible Indian aggression.
He urged the international community to take note of the irresponsible behaviour of India. “Indian atrocities have intensified in held Kashmir since the Pulwama incident. If India’s actions go unchecked it could lead to instability in South Asia.”
The Kashmiris’ peaceful struggle for their right to self-determination is being mercilessly trampled by Indian forces, he lamented, adding Pakistan has always stood by the Kashmiris and will continue to do so in the future.
The foreign minister said international media exposed India’s propaganda against Pakistan during and after military exchanges of Feb-26-28.
He said New Delhi changed its stance three times as at first, it said Indian warplanes attacked terrorists’ camps in Pakistan territory but the entire world saw what damage they caused was the destruction of a few trees.
Then, India claimed to have killed 350 terrorists but it couldn’t substantiate this claim as well, Qureshi said, adding India’s third claim was that it had shot down a F-16 fighter jet but that too fell flat when the US magazine confirmed that no F-16 aircraft was downed.
He said Pakistan acted responsibly after the Indian aggression in February and made sincere efforts to deescalate tensions and added ceasefire violations along LoC saw a spike after Pulwama attack as Indian troops continued targeting civilian population of Pakistan, causing a large number of casualties.