Nawaz Sharif denies Pakistan’s role in Uri attack, says ‘we are against war’

"Within hours of UriAttack and without any investigation, India blamed Pakistan for it. We are against war, we want peace and want to resolve all issues including Kashmir peacefully," said Sharif.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 6, 2016 1:40 pm
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Denying Pakistan involvement in Uri terror attack that claimed 19 Indian soldiers lives, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that he wants and peace and aims to resolve all issues including Kashmir peacefully.

Addressing a joint session of the Parliament convened to discuss the security situation in the wake of increasing Indo-Pak tensions, Sharif accused India of running away from dialogue and instead creating a war-like environment by blaming Pakistan for the Uri terror attack.

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“Within hours of Uri Attack and without any investigation, India blamed Pakistan for it. We are against war, we want peace and want to resolve all issues including Kashmir peacefully,” said Sharif.

Responding to Modi’s speech last month challenging Pakistan to a contest over eradicating poverty and other social ills, Sharif said, “If they (Indian leaders) want us to fight them to end poverty, then they should realise that poverty cannot be eradicated by driving tanks on farmlands.”

The Pakistan Prime Minister also accused India of violating the LoC ceasefire agreement and launching “aggression” against Pakistan. “India’s ceasefire violation resulted in the death of our two soldiers, when it attacked Pakistan. It was befittingly responded and was conveyed that Pakistan Army is fully capable to respond to any aggression,” he said.



Sharif also expressed support for Kashmiris and said the issue should be resolved according to the wishes of people of Kashmir and the UN resolutions. “The Kashmiri youth have taken it upon themselves to carry on the movement of freedom against Indian aggression and atrocities,” Sharif said.

He again mentioned Wani in his speech. “The death of Burhan Wani, son of the Kashmiri soil, had reminded India to give Kashmiris their right to self-determination,” Sharif said.

Raking up Kashmir at the UN General Assembly, Sharif had called Wani a “young leader”, evoking a strong reaction from India.

After the Uri attack, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had assured the nation that those behind the ‘despicable’ attack will not go unpunished. Keeping Modi’s promise, the Indian forces conducted surgical strikes at the terror launchpads across the LoC on Thursday night, inflicting heavy causalities.

Days after India’s surgical strikes, there have been seven or more attempts by terrorists to attack Indian locations, including Akhnoor and Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir and Gurdaspur in Punjab.

The tally of ceasefire violations, unprovoked firing and terrorist attacks in Kashmir has exceeded twenty five. All attacks have been beaten back and by the Indian Army and the Border Security Force (BSF).

(With inputs from PTI)

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    Abhinav Gour
    Oct 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm
    Firstly involved in a terrorist attacks then keep themselves away frm this it is very old policy of stan since decades . Sharif sahib the w world knows the truth and with the cultivation of terriorism no country can be free from poverty.
    1. I
      Oct 5, 2016 at 12:39 pm
      Your peion against stan for declaring it a terrorist state has been dropped off by the white house for forged signatures ..
      1. I
        Oct 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm
        India surgical stike every now and then in stan operating from afghanistan targeting civillians they fund for such strikes why to waste jawans.. but for international sympathies jawans blood required so india can crusify own people for that.
      2. D
        Oct 6, 2016 at 4:27 am
        Now let me see:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;- Pak denied Kargil - Musarraf confessed that he indeed do the Kargillt;br/gt;- Pak denied Mumbai - now lets see - overwhelming evidence of this planned and conceived in stan under stan General direction;lt;br/gt;- Pak denied Pathankot - now lets see - we gave benefit of doubt, and after their own team found evidence of Pak involvement, they just shut the investigation and stirred up JandK stone throwing;lt;br/gt;- Pak denied Uri - now lets see - GPS evidence proves that these terrorists originated from Pak held;br/gt;lt;br/gt;There are thousands of examples, if you go back to training Sikh extremists... I can go on... Are you still claiming that stan is a saint? You days are numbered, the day you picked Narendra Modi to fight with. He never forgets treachery nor does he forgive. You will be begging for mercy by the time he is finished with you.
        1. D
          Oct 6, 2016 at 5:46 am
          Ha Ha Ha Ha that tell us Nawaz you are Army Dog without tail ha ha ha
          1. F
            Oct 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm
            DD your is leaking. Get it plugged
            1. F
              Oct 5, 2016 at 4:21 pm
              Have you removed the pubic hair of your mother if not I will shave her
              1. F
                Oct 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm
                No. Preteeik. In your sis as it is leaking after I drilled it.
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