FO: (Indian blame game on Pathankot incident unfortunate & unhelpful: FO)

March 2, 2016 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has regretted Indian blame game on Pathankot terror attack. At a weekly news briefing here on Thursday, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said cooperation and understanding is need of the hour to take the investigation into Pathankot incident forward.

Commenting on the Indian Defence Minister’s statement accusing Pakistan of the attack, he said blame game on the part of India is unfortunate and unhelpful.

He said Joint Investigation Team has been formed and modalities are being worked out for its visit to India. He said Pakistan has denounced terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and believes all nations need to collaborate with each other to defeat this menace.

To a question, the spokesperson said Pakistan and India are working on the dates for foreign secretary level talks. Responding to a question, the Spokesperson said Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals are only meant to deter any aggression against its territorial integrity.

He said Pakistan is desirous to become member of Nuclear Supplier Group and has taken up this matter with the relevant countries. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will also attend nuclear security summit in Washington later this month.

The spokesperson said the Quadrilateral Coordination Group has made good progress since its inception and efforts for initiating the process of reconciliation in Afghanistan is progressing well.