Pakistani foreign minister has on Tuesday appealed to the United Nations secretary general to assist ease the escalated tensions with India following the February 14th suicide bombing terror attack – Pulwama terror attack – in Kashmir that has claimed lives of about 44 CRPF personnel.
According to Reuters news reports, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned Islamabad of facing “strong response” over the bombing terror attack claimed by Pakistani based and backed Jaish e-Mohammed terrorist organization, further raising fears of the dispute between both the countries.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi wrote to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: “It is with a sense of urgency that I draw your attention to the deteriorating security situation in our region resulting from the threat of use of force against Pakistan by India.”
He further wrote, “It is imperative to take steps for de-escalation. The United Nations must step in to defuse tensions,” blaming India for ramping up its hostile rhetoric for domestic political reasons.
Jaish-e Mohammad, a terrorist organization, which wants India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir to be a part of Pakistan, claimed the responsibility of the attack, but however, the Pakistani government has dismissed all allegations levelled against it.
Qureshi said, “Attributing it to Pakistan even before investigations is absurd. India must be asked to conduct an open and credible investigation on Pulwama incident.”