Pakistan says terrorist not its national, asks India to give proof

Last Updated 06 August 2015, 10:54 IST

Pakistan today rejected India's assertion that a LeT terrorist captured alive after a terror attack in Udhampur yesterday was of Pakistani-origin and asked India to refrain from making "accusations".

"We have also seen media reports and I will not offer any comment on that issue. We expect the Indian authorities to share information with us on the claims that are being made in the media," Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Syed Qazi Khalilullah said on the arrest of the terrorist in India.

"We have said many a times that making immediate accusations on Pakistan is not correct. These things should be based on facts. We expect that whenever Pakistan is being accused of something, it will be accompanied with correct evidence," he said.

Khalilullah said that the Indian claim was baseless. "We have repeatedly asked India to refrain from accusations."

Separately, a Pakistan government source was quoted by the Express Tribune as saying, "National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) record shows Indian claims of an arrested person, Usman Khan (Mohammed Naved Yakub), originating from Pakistan are totally baseless."

In yet another terror attack suspected to be originating from Pakistan, two BSF constables were killed on the crucial Jammu-Srinagar highway yesterday, but one of the two Lashkar- e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists involved was captured alive like Ajmal Kasab in the 2008 Mumbai terror strike.

Armed with AK assault rifles, Mohammed Naved Yakub, son of Mohammed Yakub and resident of Ghulam Mustafabad area in Faislabad town of Pakistan, along with another terrorist Noman alias Momin, fired at a BSF convoy on the highway at Simroli. BSF jawans retaliated killing Noman while Naved was later captured alive.

Pakistani officials were quoted by media reports as saying that there was no record of the man arrested in India.

Geo TV also reported that the man arrested in India was not registered with NADRA. 

(Published 06 August 2015, 10:54 IST)

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