Pakistan Foreign Office officially responds to Indian Defence Minister statement

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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Office has strongly regretted the Indian Defence Minister's recent provocative statement against Pakistan.

In a statement, the Foreign Office Spokesperson, Dr Muhammad Faisal said the Indian allegations about the recent attack on military camp in Occupied Kashmir are premature and inopportune, especially as New Delhi itself admits that the operation still continued and investigations had just started, when these comments were made.

He said the Indian tendency of apportioning blame to Pakistan, without a shred of evidence, is regrettable.

We have repeatedly seen India arrogating to itself the role of judge, jury and executioner. The reflex assignment of blame and smear campaigns, based on unfounded allegations, carry no credibility.

The spokesperson said more deplorable is the threatening tone of the Indian comments that achieves nothing, but further vitiates the already tense environment marked by unprecedented ceasefire violations by India on the Line of Control and the Working Boundary.

He said Pakistan is fully committed and capable of defending itself against any act of aggression.

We expect the international community to take cognizance of the belligerent and repeated Indian statements against Pakistan, which are not only against international law but also threatens regional peace and stability.

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