Pakistan’s National Security Committee has denied its involvement in the Lethpora attack and sough credible evidence to go against the perpetrators, Radio Pakistan reported. The Committee met under the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“The state of Pakistan is not involved in any way, means or form in Pulwama incident and it was conceived, planned and executed indigenously,” the public broadcaster said on its website. “Pakistan has sincerely offered an investigation of the incident and dialogue on the issue of terrorism among other disputed issues with India.”
“It said we expect India to positively respond to these offers. The committee said based on the investigation or any tangible evidence provided, State of Pakistan shall take action against anyone found using our soil.” the radio reported.
At the same time, it asked Delhi to “deep introspection to realize that why people of Kashmir have lost the fear of death”, insisting “the violence by Indian forces in Kashmir is highly counterproductive”,
The Radio Pakistan quoted Prime Minister Imran Khan saying that the “new Pakistan” is “capable of protecting them”. It said Khan “authorized Armed Forces of Pakistan to respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure by India.”
Regarding Pakistan’s resolve against terrorism, Radio quoted Khan saying that for him “terrorism and extremism are the top issues in the region and the whole region including Pakistan have suffered.”