Pakistan accuses India of ‘smear campaign’

Pakistan has rejected allegations that it was involved in the militant attack on Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu, saying Indian media and officials make “irresponsible” statements even before any investigation is initiated.

The Foreign Office spokesperson also accused India of carrying out a “smear campaign against Pakistan and the deliberate creation of war hysteria.”

“We hope that the international community would urge India to stop the untold atrocities and gross violations of human rights in IoK, refrain from any misadventure across the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, and call for a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute, in line with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.”

“It is a well established pattern that Indian officials begin making irresponsible statements and levelling unfounded allegations, even before any proper investigation in any incident has been initiated,” the Foreign Office spokesperson said, when asked about the attack.

“A particular segment in the Indian media runs with their innuendos to malign Pakistan and whips up public frenzy. We are confident that the world community would take due cognisance of India’s smear campaign against Pakistan, and the deliberate creation of war hysteria,” the spokesperson said.

A group of heavily armed militants struck the sprawling camp of the 36 brigade of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in the early hours on Saturday, triggering a gunbattle in which three militants and five Army personnel were killed.

The latest attack on the camp took place nearly 15 months after the Jammu region was hit by a similar attack.

 

 

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