With Pakistan’s level of anxiety, fearing drastic retaliation from India over the dastardly Pulwama attack, clearly skyrocketing, Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan warned on Tuesday that peace talks between the United States and Afghan Taliban militants would be affected if India resorted to violence against Pakistan, considering it has an important role to play in the US-Afghan peace effort, given its links to the Taliban.
JUST IN: Pakistan ambassador to Afghanistan says that Afghan peace talks will be affected if India resorts to violence against Pakistan after Kashmir attack pic.twitter.com/M9SRsnsRfa
— Reuters Afghanistan & Pakistan (@ReutersPakistan) February 19, 2019
Pakistan is clearly having a cold foot after India has strongly condemned and stands steadfast to avenge, Pakistan backed Pulwama attack executed on February 14. The remarks by Zahid Nasrullah comes in the aftermath of this brewing tension between the two countries.
India has been engulfed in deep anguish and extreme infuriation after Pakistan backed terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad audaciously attacked a convoy of 70 vehicles of the CRPF carrying 2500 personnel which was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar. In what is being considered the most gruesome attack in the last 3 decades, over 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives as a suicide bomber, rammed an explosive-laden car into the CRPF bus, which was part of the convoy.
Anticipating something big coming their way, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, in a televised address has first been seen playing the victim card and then threatening India with dire consequences if it decides to attack Pakistan.
As expected, throughout the video, Pakistan PM Imran Khan has not once condemned the dastardly attack on the Indian soldiers in Pulwama that claimed 44 lives. Instead, Pakistan PM appeared to emphasise more on Pakistan being the biggest victim of terrorism. Foreshadowing disaster, Imran alleges that starting a war is easy but ending it is very difficult and catastrophic.
However strong Pakistan might be wanting to portray themselves as, from the outside, but their internal jitters and apprehensions are obvious from the way their diplomats have been suddenly springing up with statements following India’s rage behind the Pulwama attack.
Earlier in the day Pakistan FM Qureshi had also in a letter to the United Nations sought immediate intervention to ‘diffuse tension’ with India. Though ranting the same rhetorics and furthering their denial mode, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urged that the UN must step in to defuse tensions as it is imperative to take steps for de-escalation.
How much ever, Pakistan’s envoy tries to dilute or divert the situation, this time there is no stopping India from taking resolute actions against Pakistan for harbouring and nurturing terrorism. The outrage against Pakistan in India is high, following the ghastly terror attack in Pulwama. This time, Pakistan will definitely have to answer for every innocent life lost in the dreadful terror attack.