Islamabad, July 30: Pakistan has rejected the allegations of facilitating the Gurdaspur attacks. The country has expressed dissent over the accusations labelled by India. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, earlier in the day, confirmed the infiltration to be carried out through Pakistan. Calling the accusations as unfortunate, Pakistan has urged India to counter terrorism through co-operation and not confrontation. Also Read - Pakistan MP Who is in His Late Fifties, Marries 14-Year-Old Baloch Girl; Police Launch Probe
“India should not point fingers before probe. Pointing fingers before investigation is not a healthy trend,” said Pakistan Foreign Affairs spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah. When asked about the stern warning issued by Rajnath Singh of stiff retaliatory action in the wake of any such attack in the future, he said “Pakistan is capable of defending itself against any aggression.” (ALSO READ: Rajnath Singh confirms Pakistan hand in Gurdaspur terror attack) Also Read - Govt Permits Pakistan PM Imran Khan to Use Indian Airspace For His Maiden Visit To Sri Lanka
The Foreign Affairs has instead accused India of creating hostile conditions by abruptly calling off bilateral talks. “Pakistan High Commission was scheduled to meet Punjab Chief Minister. He cancelled his visit to Chandigarh following the Gurdaspur attack because the Indian government did not permit his driver and two other officers to travel with him,” he added. Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: What India, China Discussed During 16-Hour Long Military-Level Talks | Read Here
The Global Positioning System (GPS) seized from terrorists following the encounter revealed that the slain militants had infiltrated through Pakistan. Till July 21, they were reportedly located in Shakargarh town of Pakistan. They moved into India through the Ravi river and entered Gurdaspur district which is 10 km from the border. While addressing the Rajya Sabha earlier in the day, Rajnath Singh has assured that the government would give a befitting reply if Pakistan continues to facilitate cross-border terrorism.