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Pakistan receives Indian dossier on Pulwama incident: FO

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that a dossier was received today from India regarding the Pulwama incident, ARY News reported on Thursday.

In a media briefing here the spokesperson said, the foreign office will review the dossier and action will be taken on any actionable intelligence if found in the dossier regarding the Pulwama attack, as it has been assured by Pakistan.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan has already announced about it, the spokesman said.

He reiterated that Pakistan is ready for dialogue with India on all issues including terrorism. “We should also hold talks on the issues other than terrorism,” Dr. Faisal urged.

About the escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan, the foreign office spokesman said, “we have activated the UN Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan and the Group will be taken for a visit to the site where the Indian Airforce jets were shot down.”

Pakistan has activated the UN Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan which will be taken for a visit to the site where Indian Airforce jets were shot down.

Pakistan have a clear position with regard to the arrested Indian pilot, the spokesman said. “He is safe and healthy. Pakistan Army personnel saved him from the angry mob”.

India has raised the issue of the captured pilot with Pakistan, the FO spokesman confirmed. Any decision with regard to giving him the status of a prisoner of war or not, is yet to be taken. The convention which is applicable to the arrested pilot will be decided in a day or two, the spokesman said.

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Talking on Pakistan’s participation in the OIC meeting, the spokesman clarified that if Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend the session, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister will not show up in the meeting.

The spokesman said that both the countries have been in touch with the world community over the situation. Pakistan has clarified its position with the countries talking about the allegations of terrorism.

Decision about giving the status of a war prisoner to the Indian pilot, is yet to be taken

“If there is an issue of terrorism, still India has no right to violate the border. If any legal justification being given for it then Pakistan could also do so,” the spokesman said.

He said Pakistan has already initiated the action against terrorists under its National Action Plan.

The soaring tensions reached a new height between the two neighbouring countries as two fighter jets of Indian Air Force were shot down by Pakistan Air Force in bright day light on Wednesday.

Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said the military action from Pakistan was a demonstration of its defense capability as a reaction towards violation of Line of Control by Indian fighter jets on Feb 26.

 

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