Islamabad: Amidst ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF jawans, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pak Foreign Minister asserted,”We want peace, but they (India) are creating a war frenzy.” Also Read - Pakistan President Shakes Hands With Xi Jinping, Photo Goes Viral; Foreign Minister Under Home Isolation
“I want to give clear message that India is creating war frenzy but if it thinks that it can bring Pakistan under pressure or browbeat us, then it should get rid of this notion because this nation is united like a fist,” Qureshi said. Also Read - Ayodhya Verdict: 'Pakistan's Lack of Comprehension Not Surprising,' Says MEA After Comments on SC Ruling
He made the remarks while addressing the media following a consultative meeting in the wake of the Pulwama attack. Also Read - Manmohan Singh to Visit Kartarpur 'Not as Chief Guest But Ordinary Man', Claims Pakistan
Qureshi has also initiated regional outreach to Saarc countries, and has spoken to his Sri Lankan and Nepalese counterparts. In a letter to the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Qureshi has said the Indian government chose to immediately externalise blame for the Pulwama attack without investigation.
The local media reported that Pakistan’s Foreign Office has set up a crisis management cell in view of heightened tensions. An official at the FO spokesman’s office confirmed the development.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa visited Line of Control to review the preparedness and morale of troops.