ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has regretted Indian blame game on Pathankot terror attack.
At a weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria was commenting on the Indian Defence Minister’s statement accusing Pakistan of the attack.
He stressed that cooperation and understanding is need of the hour to take the investigation into Pathankot incident forward.
Blame game on the part of India is unfortunate and unhelpful.
Nafees Zakaria reminded that Pakistan had strongly condemned the incident and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called up his Indian counterpart assuring to extend full cooperation to take the investigation to its logical conclusion.
He said Pakistan has taken all the necessary measures based on preliminary information provided by India regarding the attack on its airbase.
He said that Joint Investigation Team formed and modalities are being worked out for its visit to India.
He said that Pakistan has always denounced terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and believes all nations need to collaborate with each other to defeat this menace.
To a question, the spokesperson confirmed that the foreign secretary has written a letter to his Indian counterpart seeking required evidence in Mumbai attack and evidence is awaited from the Indian side to conclude the case in Pakistan.
He said both Pakistan and India are working on the dates for foreign secretary level talks.
Responding to a question, the Spokesperson said Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals are aimed to deter any aggression against its territorial integrity.
The program is for the defense of Pakistan and its people. As a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan has invested in ensuring nuclear safety and security through a robust command and control system.
The spokesperson said Pakistan is desirous to become member of Nuclear Supplier Group and has taken up this matter with the relevant countries.
He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will also attend nuclear security summit in Washington later this month.
When asked about Dr Aafia Siddiqui, Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan takes up this issue with the United States and is also providing necessary assistance to Aafia Siddiqui. NNI