Pak at it again, rejects JeM role in Pulwama

Pakistan continues to be in denial mode. According to reports, its Foreign Office has conveyed to India that the initial information shared by that country regarding the involvement of Jaish-e-Muhammad in the Pulwama attack “could not substantiate the imputation, and offered to examine any fresh proof — whenever it is available”, reports Dawn.

“All information provided by India was checked and no link with the Pulwama attack could be established,” a source told Dawn. “We remain ready to investigate and take action if there is any fresh evidence.”

The findings were conveyed to the Indian high commissioner in Islamabad, Ajay Bisaria. “The Indian high commissioner in Islamabad was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the foreign secretary (Tehmina Janjua) and the findings on the Pulwama incident were shared with him,” the FO said in a statement.

The information was shared with the Indian high commissioner, who was summoned to the Pakistani foreign ministry for the purpose.

“While 54 detained individuals are being investigated, no details linking them to Pulwama have been found so far. Similarly, the 22 pin locations shared by India have been examined. No such camps exist. Pakistan is willing to allow visits, on request, to these locations,” the Pakistani foreign office said.

The foreign office said “all aspects of the information provided by India have been thoroughly examined including the confessional video of Adil Dar”, who drove a mini-van laden with explosives beside a CRPF convoy and detonated it. “Whatsapp and Telegram numbers used to share videos and messages in support of Pulwama attack (have been examined)… Service Providers have been requested for data including relevant details of activities and contacts of the GSM number provided by India. A request for assistance from Whatsapp has also been made to the US government.”

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