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Pak fully prepared for India's aggression: FO

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today said that it was fully prepared to defend itself in case of any "aggression" by and asked to stop blaming it without any concrete evidence.

Dr made the comment while addressing a

If is bent upon aggression, is fully capable of defending itself. The Pakistani nation should not be taken for granted by anyone. If wants peace then it should refrain from aggressive rhetoric with the sole objective of securing electoral wins, he said.

He said India has a "kneejerk" tendency to assign unilateral blame without evidence and it also blamed for pigeons and worse but Pakistan strongly rejects the allegations.

He said a similar tendency was shown after Sunjwan camp attack and certain and defence officials, and media insinuated against Pakistan.

A group of heavily armed terrorists struck the sprawling camp of the 36 brigade of Light Infantry in the early hours on February 10, triggering a gunbattle. Seven people were killed in the attack.

He also rejected the comments of by saying that "the familiar tendency of apportioning blame on Pakistan, without concrete evidence, is regrettable".

Sitharaman had blamed Pakistan for the terror attack at the and made it clear that it will pay the price for the "misadventure".

We have repeatedly seen India arrogating to itself the role of judge, The reflex assignment of blame and smear campaigns, based on unfounded allegations, carry no credibility, Faisal said.

To a question, he defended the regular summoning of Indian over LoC violations which he said was part of responsibility of Pakistan is to effectively and emphatically defend its borders, be they physical, diplomatic, political or intellectual.

He also said Pakistan does not support any move by foreign states to interfere in the internal affairs of the and influence its upcoming elections.

We believe that the internal affairs of should be solved internally in consultation with all the stakeholders. The sovereignty and territorial integrity of should be respected by all, he said.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 20:45 IST