/ ‘Give proof on Pulwama attack, we will act’: Imran Khan to PM Modi

Hindustan Times : Feb 25, 2019, 09:57 AM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “give peace a chance” and assured him that he “stands by” his words and will “immediately act” if New Delhi provides Islamabad with “actionable intelligence” on the Pulwama attack. “PM Imran Khan stand by his words that if India gives us actionable intelligence, we will immediately act.”

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “give peace a chance” and assured him that he “stands by” his words and will “immediately act” if New Delhi provides Islamabad with “actionable intelligence” on the Pulwama attack.

A statement released by the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office said, “PM Imran Khan stand by his words that if India gives us actionable intelligence, we will immediately act.”

Tensions between the neighbours have spiralled in the wake of the suicide attack by Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy that killed 40 personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.

Earlier, on February 19, Khan assured India that he would act against the perpetrators of the attack if it shares “actionable intelligence” with Islamabad, but warned New Delhi against launching any “revenge” retaliatory action. India said Khan’s offer to investigate the attack if provided proof is a “lame excuse”. “It is a well-known fact that Jaish-e-Mohammed and its leader Masood Azhar are based in Pakistan. These should be sufficient proof for Pakistan to take action,” the foreign ministry said.