Pakistan has 'sincerely offered' investigation into Pulwama, says its ruling party
The forum (NSC) noted that the State of Pakistan is not involved in any way, means or form in the said incident, the ruling party tweeted about the ghastly terror attack which Islamabad has not even condemned.
In this regard, Pakistan has sincerely offered investigation of the incident as well as the offer of dialogue on the issue of terrorism among other disputed issues. We expect India to positively respond to the offers, it added.
India has already pointed out that the February 14 attack, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror outfit which is based in Pakistan and wondered what more proof Islamabad needs.
Referring to the NSC meeting, the PTI party tweeted, The Prime Minister (Imran Khan) said that this is a new Pakistan and we are determined to demonstrate to our people that the State is capable of protecting them and believes that monopoly of violence stays with State.
Contending that this will not come with commitment alone, it said, We recognize that terrorism and extremism are the top issues in the region and the whole region including Pakistan have suffered.
It added, Having addressed direct threat to State of Pakistan, we need to move to ensure that militancy and extremism are routed from the society and the State never becomes hostage to extremists. In this regard, the Prime Minister directed both the interior ministry and the security institutions to immediately accelerate actions on ground.
At the same time, the party said, the Prime Minister authorized Armed Forces of Pakistan to respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure by India.