Pakistan demands international probe into Uri attack
ISLAMABAD (IANS) Pakistan has demanded an independent international probe into the terror attack in Uri, dismissing as “baseless” India’s allegations that militants from Pakistan were involved in it. Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz alleged that India always accuses Pakistan without even conducting an investigation into the matter.
“An independent international commission should be constituted to unearth the facts,” BBC Urdu quoted Aziz as saying. “It is not the first time India has levelled baseless allegations against Pakistan,” he said. Any such attack neither benefits Pakistan, nor Kashmir, Aziz said, adding that the attack diverts the world’s attention from human rights violations committed by Indian forces in Kashmir.
Diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan have been rising since the September 18 attack on an army base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 18 Indian soldiers. Pakistan has rejected allegations of its involvement in the assault with both countries hitting out at each other including at the UN General Assembly.