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'Give Peace A Chance, Will Act Immediately First Give Evidence' Says Imran Khan To PM Modi

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| February 25 , 2019 , 14:38 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday responded to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments given a day earlier and assured him that he stands by his words that if India gives Pakistan “actionable intelligence” regarding the Pulwama attack, “we will immediately act”.

Khan’s remarks came after Modi, at a rally in Rajasthan, accused him of going back on his word. Recalling a conversation with Khan after he became Pakistan PM, Modi said he told him “let us against poverty and illiteracy” and he gave his word saying he is a Pathan’s son.

Khan in his January 19 press briefing had outrightly denied his country's involvement in the terrorist attack that left 40 CRPF jawans dead. He even asked India to introspect and stop pointing fingers on Pakistan.

Imran Khan alleged India had been targeting Pakistan without a shred of evidence. "If you think you will attack us and we will not think of retaliating, we will retaliate," he threatened.

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India said Mr. Khan's offer to investigate the attack if provided proof is a lame excuse. "It is a well-known fact that Jaish-e-Mohammed and its leader Masood Azhar are based in Pakistan. These should be sufficient proof for Pakistan to take action," the Ministry of External Affairs said.

"In the horrific attack in Mumbai on 26/11, the proof was provided to Pakistan. Despite this, the case has not progressed for the last more than 10 years. Likewise, on the terror attack on Pathankot airbase, there has been no progress. Promises of ''guaranteed action'' ring hollow given the track record of Pakistan," it said.