India on Friday described as “lies” Pakistan’s allegations of Indian intelligence help to a lethal bus bombing within the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and mentioned it’s an try to deflect world consideration from its position because the “epicenter” of regional instability and a “safe haven” for proscribed terrorists.
At least 13 folks together with 9 Chinese engineers have been killed within the suicide assault in Dasu space of Upper Kohistan district final month following which Pakistan had ordered an investigation into it.
Addressing a press convention in Islamabad on the completion of the probe, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi accused India’s Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) and Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) of finishing up the assault.
“We have seen reports on the absurd comments made by Foreign Minister of Pakistan on the incident in Dasu,” Spokesperson within the Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi mentioned.
“This is yet another attempt by Pakistan to malign India, in a bid to deflect international attention from its role as the epicenter of regional instability and a safe haven for proscribed terrorists,” he mentioned.
Bagchi was replying to media queries on the allegations made by Qureshi. “India has been at the forefront of global efforts against terrorism in partnership with the international community, which is well aware of Pakistan’s credentials when it comes to terrorism,” he mentioned.
“Such desperate attempts by Pakistan at peddling lies and propaganda will therefore find few takers,” he mentioned.
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In its response, China mentioned it firmly opposes “any force” utilizing terrorism to hunt “geopolitical gains”.
In response to a query on Pakistan’s updates on the probe, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying mentioned that the Pakistani aspect’s investigation into the terrorist assault has seen “major progress within a short period of time”.
(With PTI inputs)
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