Pakistan rubbishes reports of US warning against terror attacks, says India tends to exaggerate
Washington: Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani on Tuesday rubbished reports of any warning issued to his country by US ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit. "The Indian media has a tendency to invent and exaggerate things," said the Ambassador when asked to comment on reports that the US had warned Pakistan against any terror attacks on the Indian soil during Obama's visit.
An Indian news agency on Sunday reported from Washington that Pakistan had been subtly warned of the 'consequences' of any terrorist attack during President Obama's trip if that is traced back to their country. The media reports said that the US had asked Pakistan to ensure there is no cross-border terror incident during President Obama's visit to India. Defending the Pakistan government's stand on terrorism the Ambassador said, "As a matter of fact US Secretary of State John Kerry, who visited Islamabad last week, had deeply appreciated the steps taken by Pakistan against terrorism and extremism."
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Pakistan Ambassador to the US Jilani rubbished reports of any warning issued to his country by US ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit.
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Lashing at the Indian media Jilani added, "These actions are meant to purge our country of all such elements. These actions are also in pursuance of our policy not to allow any one to use our territory against other countries." The media also reported that hours after receiving the warning Pakistan assured the US that no such attack would take place. Pakistan news organisation, The Dawn, reported that US diplomatic sources see these reports as part of a propaganda war aimed at scoring points before President Obama's visit. Earlier in January 2015, General Officer Commander 16 Corps, Nagrota (J&K), Lt General KH Singh warned that Pakistan trained terrorists are planning to target soft targets including schools and civilian areas ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit. The US President is scheduled to attend Republic Day parade in India