PM Imran warns India against any military adventure over Pulwama attack

12:44 PM | 19 Feb, 2019
PM Imran warns India against any military adventure over Pulwama attack
LAHORE – Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned India of retaliation in case of any aggressive military action following New Delhi's allegations of Islamabad’s involvement in the deadly Pulwama attack.

In his first comments addressing the attack, he said India should "stop blaming Pakistan without any proof or evidence".

"If you think that you will launch any kind of attack on Pakistan, Pakistan will not just think about retaliation, Pakistan will retaliate," he said, adding that only dialogue could help solve issues in Kashmir.

In a video message, the premier while giving policy statement about Pulwama incident urged Indian authorities to share any "actionable intelligence".

The premier ruled out any possibility of Pakistan being responsible for the Pulwama attack at a time when a high-profile visit from the Saudi Crown Prince was underway.

PM Imran said Islamabad was ready to co-operate with India in investigating the attack. But he also said Delhi should reflect on why Kashmiri youth had reached a point where they no longer feared death.

"I welcome all kinds of investigations to be done to find out the perpetrators of the attack," he offered.

PM Imran then warned the Indian authorities that in case of possible attack, Pakistan will be left with no option but to retaliate back.

Instead of a dialogue process to resolve the Kashmir Issue, India has started a propaganda war against Pakistan, he added.

The prime minister said he had not addressed the attack earlier because of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's high-profile visit to Pakistan on Sunday and Monday.

Khan said Pakistan is heading towards stability and peace, adding that while India didn’t even think that Pakistan has no advantage linked with the Pulwama attack and blamed Pakistan for the attack without any solid proof.

Pakistan suffered the most due to terrorism, the PM said, adding that Pakistan wants peace and stability in the region.

"It's not in our interests that somebody from here goes out to do terrorism, nor that somebody comes here and does terrorism."

He also added that it is quite easy for someone to start a war but not easy to bring it to an end.

He hoped that the Indian government would resolve the issue in a sane way, adding that India should come forward with a new approach.

PM Khan had also mentioned India's upcoming elections in the context of calls for retaliation against Pakistan - saying politicians believed strong action would boost votes.

Relations between the two countries have deteriorated following an attack on Indian forces in Indian-Administered Kashmir. The Pulwama attack claimed the lives of over 40 Indian paramilitary troops.

India has claimed that Pakistan is responsible for the attack, however, Pakistan has denied this and offered its assistance to find the true culprits.

More than 40 members of India's security forces died in Thursday's suicide bombing on their convoy in the Occupied Kashmir.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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