Pak PM Nawaz Sharif refused to condemn Uri attack despite US, UK prodding

Pakistan categorically rejected the Indian allegations of Islamabad's involvement in the Uri attack.

By: IANS | Islamabad | Updated: October 6, 2016 1:51 pm
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When the US and the UK asked Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to condemn the attack on the Indian Army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, he flatly refused to denounce the assault.

According to the News International, both the world powers asked Sharif to condemn the attack, which left 19 Indian soldiers dead, during the premier’s meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry and British Prime Minister Theresa May at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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According to sources, Sharif instead countered the two leaders over their silence regarding the unrest in the Kashmir Valley since July 9, which has claimed the lives of nearly 90 persons.

The sources said Sharif maintained that Islamabad could not condemn the attack, which India has blamed on Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group, and the death of the security personnel when “India had no regret over its atrocities and brutalities” in the valley.

Sharif said that the world, including London and Washington, had turned a blind eye to the killing of Kashmiris in clashes with the security forces after the killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani in July.


Pakistan categorically rejected the Indian allegations of Islamabad’s involvement in the Uri attack.

However, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan offered full cooperation to probe the incident as it believed the attack was either an “Indian false flag operation” carried out to malign Pakistan and divert the world attention from Kashmir issue or it was a “retaliatory attack by the oppressed Kashmiris who are facing the worst form of brutalities from the Indian state terrorism”.

“With such a clear stance on Kashmir, expecting from the Pakistani premier to condemn the Uri attack and killing of Indian soldiers is really unfair and irrational,” another source said.

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  1. K
    Oct 3, 2016 at 5:15 am
    We stanis appreciate his firm atude toward Indian oppression in kashmir. Sooner or later India has to stop killing innocent civilians.
    1. S
      Oct 2, 2016 at 11:35 am
      He is perhaps the biggest loser in the generations of political leaders the world will ever see in a long time. An absolute lackey and has neither the authority nor the power to lead anything let alone a country. Just a lap dog for their coas.
      1. I
        Oct 2, 2016 at 9:14 am
        Fearing for his own life keeps him away from condemning uri attack. That is the fact.
        1. G
          George thakur
          Oct 4, 2016 at 9:33 pm
          Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has four fingers in his right hand -- just as have two hundred million of his compatriots, out of which they all use only one finger the most when in reference to the USA and the UK, and then the USA gifts them another billion dollars in unconditional aid while the UK allows another hundred of s to immigrate in!