Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Foreign Office (FO) summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and lodged strong protest over baseless allegations made by India.
The foreign office has rejected unfounded allegations of India on Pakistan in the aftermath of a suicide attack in the Occupied Kashmir.
Ahluwalia was also handed over a demarche which strongly rejected any insinuation by elements in Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to the State of Pakistan without investigations and proof.
Earlier, Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria left Islamabad after being called back by India.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is in currently on a visit to Germany, also asked India to refrain from levelling baseless allegations against Pakistan.
"Since day one we have been desirous of good relations with all our neighbours, including India," Qureshi said.
On Friday, Pakistan had strongly rejected any insinuation that sought to link the attack to Pakistan without investigations.
“Attack in Pulwama in IoK is a matter of grave concern. We have always condemned heightened acts of violence in Valley. We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to State of Pakistan without investigations,” FO Spokesperson Dr Faisal said in a tweet.
On February 14, at least 44 Indian security personnel were killed in the deadliest attack on government forces in Pulwama.
According to media reports, the security personnel were died when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off as a convoy of military vehicles drove on a highway some 20 kilometres from Srinagar.
“An IED went off as a CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) convoy passed by,” senior police officer Munir Ahmed Khan said. “…We are evacuating the injured from the site and don’t have their number at the moment.”
It is the deadliest attack on the Indian occupying forces in the held territory since September 2016 when 19 soldiers were killed in a pre-dawn raid on the Uri army camp.
India has an estimated 500,000 soldiers in occupied Kashmir.