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Uri attack an inside task, says Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday termed the Uri army base attack in India-held Kashmir IHK) an ‘inside job’.

Asif, in an appearance on DawnNews show ‘News Eye’, alleged that no proof implicating Pakistan in the attack had surfaced as yet, which made it evident that the attack was a plan devised by India itself.

When asked why Pakistan did not raise the issue of Kulbhushan Jhadav when the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj was terming Bahadur Ali a ‘living evidence’ on cross border terrorism against India in the UNGA, he said that they have been “raising the issue on daily basis” for several months.

“Not only Kulbhushan Jhadav but we also have Brahamdagh Bugti, to whom India issued a visa on a fake identity, as a proof,” added Asif.

Commenting on the bill moved against Pakistan in the United States Congress, he said that anti-Pakistan elements are present in each and every country but the impacts of their voices depend on the policies of these countries.

“Five or 10 voices raised against us are not enough evidence to declare Pakistan a terrorist state,” he said.

Asif added that the entire world knows now that India is not as serious about resolving the Kashmir dispute as Pakistan is.

India has not received support from anywhere despite launching a diatribe against Pakistan, Asif said, adding that China had, on the other hand, support Pakistan’s viewpoint.

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