Multan: While addressing a press conference on Sunday the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said, Pakistan has “reliable intelligence” that India is planning for another attack against Pakistan.
He has stated that “There is ‘reliable intelligence’ that India is readying for another act of aggression against Pakistan. An act of aggression by India against Pakistan is likely between April 16 and 20. According to the reliable intelligence we have right now, a new Pulwama-like incident can be planned by India to increase diplomatic pressure on Pakistan and to justify military action against Pakistan.”
While calling on the United Nations and the international community to play their role in maintaining peace and stability in the regions he stated,
“After consultation with Prime Minister Imran Khan, we have decided to share this information with the people of Pakistan as well as the international community immediately. It is our policy to keep the nation informed,” the minister added. “Fear of war has not yet dissipated,”
“Pakistan has apprised all the five permanent member states of the United Nations Security Council [China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States] of India’s attempts to disrupt peace,” he shared. “The international community must take notice of India’s irresponsible behavior. The world must not stay silent, or peace and stability in South Asia could suffer.”
Qureshi said Pakistan is “trying sincerely to resolve” tensions and is again inviting India for dialogue in the interests of peace between the two countries and the region.
“Pakistan’s decision to release captured Indian Air Force pilot was a gesture of peace [towards India],” he said, adding that the country has also announced releasing 360 Indian prisoners this month.
He said US defence officials have officially confirmed that no Pakistani F-16 fighter jet was missing after a count as claimed by Indian authorities, referring to a recent report by the Foreign Policy magazine that debunked India’s claim that it downed an F-16 jet in the aerial dogfight with Pakistan.