Pakistan regrets Indian blame game on Pathankot incident


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has on Thursday regretted Indian blame game on Pathankot terror attack. 

At a weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said cooperation and understanding was need of the hour to take the investigation into Pathankot incident forward.

Commenting on the Indian defense minister’s statement accusing Pakistan of the attack, he said blame game on the part of India was unfortunate and unhelpful.

“Joint Investigation Team has been formed and modalities are being worked out for its visit to India,” he said.

He said Pakistan had denounced terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and believes all nations need to collaborate with each other to defeat this menace.

To a query, the spokesperson said Pakistan and India were working on the dates for foreign secretary level talks.

Responding to a query, the spokesperson said Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals were only meant to deter any aggression against its territorial integrity.

He said Pakistan was desirous to become member of Nuclear Supplier Group and had taken up this matter with the relevant countries.

He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would also attend nuclear security summit in Washington later this month.

The spokesperson said the Quadrilateral Coordination Group had made good progress since its inception and efforts for initiating the process of reconciliation in Afghanistan is progressing well.