Pakistan on Wednesday (March 27) said it has shared preliminary findings on the Pulwama terror attack with India. However, it refused to call it a terror attack. In a press statement, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said it has shared the findings with India “after examining the Indian report on Pulwama incident”.
Notably, the press statement calls the Pulwama terror attack “an incident” and not a terror attack.
A total of 40 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14. This was the deadliest terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in the past decade.
Head and envoys of most countries had condemned the Pulwama terror attack and the US had warned Pakistan to act against terror outfits operating from its soil.
Pakistan’s statement today read: “The Government of Pakistan has shared preliminary findings with the Government of India after examining the Indian report on Pulwama incident.”
“The Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Foreign Secretary and the findings on the Pulwama incident were shared with him.”
In the statement, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had “offered cooperation in investigation if credible evidence was provided by India”.
The statement said that in response to Imran Khan’s offer, India handed over a paper to Pakistan on February 27, 2019.
“Pakistan has acted with a high sense of responsibility and extended full cooperation. We do so in the interest of regional peace and security. We have sought further information/evidence from India to take the process forward,” it said.