Tamil Diplomat

Pakistan rejects Rajnath Singh’s statement

 Islamabad on Thursday rejected home minister Rajnath Singh’s statement saying the terrorists involved in the Gurdaspur terror attack had come from Pakistan.

Foreign office spokesman Qazi Khaliullah described the statement as “unsubstantiated and unwarranted assertion” and said “pointing fingers” before investigations were completed “was not a healthy trend”.

“… Pakistan categorically rejects the baseless allegations made by Rajnath Singh … Pakistan believes that the home minister’s provocative comments are a threat to peace and security of the region,” he said.

“We have noted with concern a continuing tendency of India to cast blame on Pakistan for any terrorist incident in India. In the Gurdaspur incident, blames were apportioned to Pakistan in the Indian media, even when the encounter with terrorists was still going on.”Khalilullah said the Pakistan government had issued a statement condemning “in the strongest terms” the attack.