Amid warmongering by India, Pakistan sets up ‘Crisis Management Cell’ over Pulwama attack tension

12:05 AM | 24 Feb, 2019
Amid warmongering by India, Pakistan sets up ‘Crisis Management Cell’ over Pulwama attack tension
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Foreign Office has set up a 'Crisis Management Cell' to keep an eye on the deteriorating situation between Pakistan and India following the Pulwama attack.

FO spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal detailed on Saturday that the cell will keep all stakeholders updated over border situation and diplomatic contacts between the south-Asian neighbors adding that it will remain operational throughout the week without any formal break.

The move comes after India moved thousands of paramilitary troops to Occupied Kashmir. New Delhi airlifted at least 100 paramilitary companies to the occupied valley.

India also detained Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief Yasin Malik on Friday and arrested several workers of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) in a latest swoop against the resistance leadership.

The Pulwama attack which left over 40 soldiers dead has heightened tension between India and Pakistan as New Delhi pinned blame on Islamabad  - without any evidence in this regard.

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The Pulwama attack is the worst in decades of insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim majority state. Analysts claim that the attack might have been a false flag owing to the upcoming elections in India as anti-Pakistan sentiments are whipped up to garner support.

Pakistan condemned the attack with Prime Minister Imran Khan offering that the country would help track the culprits if New Delhi provides any substantial evidence in this regard.

“India has always accused Pakistan without any proof,” said Imran, adding that “If India has actionable evidence, they should share them with us and we will take action.”

Meanwhile, the international community is also concerned about the escalating tiff between the nuclear-armed neigbors as US President Donald Trump termed the situation very very bad.

A couple of images on social media also imply that India has started relocating heavy artillery near the Line of Control - the border which separates Indian Occupied Kashmir and Pakistan administered Kashmir.