Pakistan says it has intelligence of a planned Indian attack


"According to our information, the action could be taken between 16-20 April", Qureshi said, adding that preparations were being made for the attack against Pakistan.

The foreign minister recounted the recent events that unfolded between Pakistan and India after Pulwama attack and said that New Delhi's claim of downing F-16 has turned out to be incorrect.

Foreign Minister Qureshi did not provide or elaborate upon the evidence Pakistan holds to make such claim and how he could be so specific about the timing, but said that they had "reliable intelligence" input with them.

India added that Pakistan has been advised to use established diplomatic and DGMO channels to share any actionable and credible intelligence it has about imminent terror attacks and warned that it reserves the right to respond firmly and decisively to any cross border terrorist attack.

Addressing a press conference in his home town of Multan, Qureshi said the government had "reliable intelligence that India is devising a new plan".

Ties between India and Pakistan plunged after a suicide vehicle bombing by Pakistan-based terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that killed 40 paramilitary soldiers on February 14.

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The minister, who was visiting his hometown of Multan on Sunday, told journalists that Pakistan shared its concerns with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.

"I am saying it with responsibility and I have a responsible position, I know each word I say would make headlines in the global press", he said, stressing the reliability of his claim.

"A new mishap could be staged.And its objective will be to justify their [India's] offensive against Pakistan and to increase diplomatic pressure against Islamabad", Qureshi said, according to PTI. He said that global powers did not reprimand India despite blatant violation of worldwide laws on the part of India due to geopolitics.

The Foreign Policy report serves a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government just days before the beginning of India's general elections, in which the premier is seeking another term in office. Two weeks later, India carried out an air strike on a training base in Pakistan of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, which had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Pakistan, warning of a possible new attack by giant neighbor India, said on Sunday it had summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner to protest against any "misadventure".

India was also informed that it should expect a fitting response from Pakistan if the former resorts "to any aggression", the spokesperson revealed.