In a video message, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday mentioned Islamabad will take motion if Delhi shares any actionable proof regarding final week’s suicide bombing in occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama space which had focused Indian paramilitary troopers.
Whereas providing cooperation and one other probability at a dialogue over the Kashmir concern, the premier additionally warned India in opposition to any act of aggression, saying Pakistan won’t hesitate in retaliating to a provocation.
Nonetheless, he made it clear that he hopes higher sense will prevail.
The premier defined he had wished to answer the assault instantly as a result of Delhi had accused Pakistan of getting a hand within the assault, “however we had a vital go to from the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, we had an funding convention occurring that we had been making ready for for a very long time,” he defined.
“Subsequently, I made a decision to not reply then, as a result of the eye would have been diverted away from the go to and onto this concern.”
“This is the reason I’m responding [now], now that the crown prince has left. And this [message] is for the Indian authorities,” he mentioned.
“To start with, you accused Pakistan. [There was] no proof. You by no means thought: ‘What could be in it for Pakistan?’,” he mentioned. “Would even a idiot do such a factor to sabotage his personal convention? And even when he [the crown prince] had not been visiting, what profit would Pakistan get from it [the Pulwama attack]?”
“Why would Pakistan, at this stage, when it’s transferring in direction of stability ─ now we have fought a conflict in opposition to terrorism for 15 years, 70,000 Pakistanis have misplaced their lives, terrorism is receding, peace and stability are returning ─ what profit would we get from it [the Pulwama attack]?” he requested.
“You want to stay caught up to now, and every time one thing occurs in Kashmir, you need to maintain Pakistan accountable. As a substitute of attempting to resolve the Kashmir concern, begin a dialogue or transfer ahead, you need to make Islamabad your whipping boy time and again,” the prime minister mentioned, addressing Delhi.
“I’m telling you clearly, that is naya Pakistan. It’s a new mindset, a brand new mind-set. We imagine that it’s in our curiosity that our soil just isn’t used for finishing up terrorist assaults in different international locations, nor do we wish outsiders to return and perform terror assaults right here. We need stability,” he asserted.
“At present, I want to make the Indian authorities a suggestion. Any form of investigation you would like carried out relating to this incident concerning the involvement of any Pakistani, we’re prepared [for it].
“You probably have any actionable intelligence Pakistani is concerned, give it to us. I assure you that we’ll take motion ─ not as a result of we’re underneath strain, however as a result of they [any individuals found involved] are appearing as enemies of Pakistan.”
“If somebody is utilizing Pakistan’s soil [to carry out terror attacks elsewhere], it’s [akin to] enmity with us. It’s in opposition to our pursuits.”
The prime minister added that every time Pakistan tries to provoke dialogue with India, Delhi’s precondition is that terrorism should be talked about.
“We’re prepared to speak about terrorism. Terrorism is a regional concern […] We wish terrorism within the area to finish,” he said. “Pakistan has been the worst affected by terrorism […] Subsequently, we’re prepared to speak with you.”
“[However,] in India, there must be a brand new mind-set, some introspection: what’s the purpose these Kashmiri youths have gotten to the purpose the place they don’t have any worry of dying anymore? There should be some purpose,” he mentioned.
“Do you assume that this one-dimensional oppression, cruelty, utilizing navy to trigger points ─ in the event that they have not been profitable until at this time, do you assume they are going to be profitable sooner or later?” the prime minister requested, referring to the oppressive techniques utilized by the Indian authorities to suppress the native inhabitants in occupied Kashmir.
“If at this time in Afghanistan, after 17 years, your entire world has accepted that there isn’t any navy resolution and that the difficulty can solely be resolved by way of dialogue, should not there be dialogue about this in India?” he requested.
“We’re listening to the voices in India that say ‘Pakistan should be taught a lesson’, ‘Revenge should be taken from Pakistan’, ‘There ought to be a strike’ … To start with, what legislation provides any nation to develop into decide, jury and executioner?” he requested. “What kind of [sense of] justice is that this?”
“Secondly, you’re dealing with an election 12 months. And we imagine that throughout the election, [you think] you’ll get a giant increase in case you ‘educate Pakistan a lesson’,” he mentioned.
“When you assume that in case you can perform any form of assault on Pakistan, Pakistan won’t simply take into consideration retaliating, we are going to retaliate. There can be no solution to reply aside from to retaliate,” the prime minister warned.
“And after that, the place does the matter go? Everyone knows that beginning a conflict is simple. [But] beginning a conflict could also be in our palms, ending it will not be. The place it [the tide of war] will go, God is aware of. That is why I hope that higher sense will prevail.”
“This concern will solely be resolved by way of dialogue and talks,” he concluded.