Published: Sun, March 10, 2019
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Pakistan arrests suspected terrorists in Pulwama attack

Pakistan arrests suspected terrorists in Pulwama attack

The New York Times has apprehended "a nuclear exchange" between Pakistan and India was "most likely" and that it was "not North Korea". "Even if tensions between the two countries ease and they resume all relations as normal, our lives still remain under stress". "If Pakistan plays a positive role in achieving a settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan, the USA will have opportunity and motive to help Pakistan fulfil that role, as peace in the region is the most important mutual priority for the USA and Pakistan", he said.

Tensions have been running high since a Indian aircraft crossed into Pakistan to launch a strike against militants blamed for a suicide bombing in Indian controlled Kashmir that killed 40 troops.

The Jaish-e-Mohammed group claimed responsibility for the attack. And we did not sleep after the air strike. The attack sparked outrage in India, and escalated tensions between India and Pakistan.

Their neighbours responded by shooting down the fighter jet and capturing pilot Varthaman.

The minister said the action would be taken against all the proscribed organizations, but denied that the action came in the light of intense pressure. This is better for us, for Pakistan's own future.

Referring to the Doklam issue, he alleged that the Prime Minister hosted the Chinese premier in Gujarat at a time when that nation's army intruded into Doklam.

Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, the foreign minister said that other countries are also investing in the project as it enters into next phase.

"Initial inputs indicate the likely cause of accident as bird hit after take off", the Indian Air Force said in a statement.

The talks came after Pakistan handed over captured Indian air force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to Indian officials at a border crossing last week, a move praised by United Kingdom politicians for reducing tensions. "It is for this reason that another terror attack happened in Jammu", said PM Modi.

A day after promulgating a law which apparently allowed the government to take over all assets of banned outfits operating in the country, the Pakistan government said, "It was chose to speed up action against all proscribed organisations, and in compliance, 44 under-observation members of proscribed organisations, including Mufti Abdul Rauf and Hammad Azhar, have been taken in preventive detention for investigation".

An article in the Atlantic magazine suggested that both countries were hiding facts from their people while working quietly to prevent a war.

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