India rejects Pak PM Imran Khan's offer to 'talk' on terrorism

"We are not surprised that Pakistan Prime Minister refuses to acknowledge the attack on our security forces in Pulwama as an act of terrorism. Imran Khan has neither chosen to condemn this heinous act nor condoled with the bereaved families, said MEA in a statement.

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Published on 19 Feb 2019 8:40 AM GMT

India rejects Pak PM Imran Khans offer to talk on terrorism
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Islamabad: Reacting strongly to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's demand for "actionable intelligence" over Pulwama terror attack, India, on Tuesday, called Islamabad 'the nerve centre of terrorism'.

"We are not surprised that Pakistan Prime Minister refuses to acknowledge the attack on our security forces in Pulwama as an act of terrorism. Imran Khan has neither chosen to condemn this heinous act nor condoled with the bereaved families, said MEA in a statement.

India asked Pakistan to stop misleading the international community and take credible, visible action against the perpetrators terrorist attack and other terrorists, terror groups operating from areas under their control.

Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had addressed media over India's allegations on its role in appalling Pulwama terror attack. The PM denied any possibility of Pakistan being responsible for the attack.

The PM of the neighbouring country, Imran started his address clarifying that he could not address this issue earlier due to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's visit to the country.

Highlights:

-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s short statement on the Pulwama terror attack concludes.

-"India has always accused Pakistan without any proof.": Imran Khan

-" If India has evidence, they should give it to us and we will take action. I welcome all kinds of investigations to be done to find out the perpetrators of the attack.": Imran Khan

-"If India retaliates, we will not think and retaliate back.": Imran Khan

-"It is in our interest that nobody from our soil spreads violence. I want to tell the Indian government that we will take action if evidence is found against anyone from Pakistan": Imran Khan

-"Pakistan will not only think of retaliation, Pakistan will retaliate": Imran Khan

-"We are open to any kind of investigation. We will take an action. We are against terrorism": Imran Khan

-"We are ready to talk about terrorism": Imran Khan

-"My statement is for the Indian government. You (Indian government) have blamed the Pakistan government without any evidence": Imran Khan

-"I wanted to speak about this earlier. But we didn’t respond then because we were busy with Saudi Crown Prince’s visit": Imran Khan.

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