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Pulwama Attack: Mehbooba Mufti does it again, says Pakistan PM Imran Khan deserves a chance

Mufti's Remarks Come Shortly After Khan Warned That Any Adventurism On Part Of India To Threaten The Sovereignty Of Pakistan Will Be Met With Assured Retaliation.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 19 Feb 2019, 11:53:51 PM
Mehbooba Mufti also slammed the war rhetoric in India. (File Photo: PTI)

New Delhi:

Jammu and Kashmir's former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan deserves a chance to act again terrorist outfits like Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) as he has recently taken over the charge. Her remarks came shortly after Khan warned that any adventurism on part of India to threaten the sovereignty of Pakistan will be met with assured retaliation.

“Disagree. Pathankot dossier was given to them but no action was taken to punish the perpetrators. Time to walk the talk. But Pak PM deserves a chance since he’s recently taken over (sic),” the People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief said.  

Mufti also slammed the war rhetoric in India in view of the Pulwama terror attack, which claimed lives of 40 CRPF men, saying the same had more to do with the upcoming General Elections than anything else. “Of course the war rhetoric has more to do with the impending elections than anything else,” she said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

"If you (Indian government) think you will attack us and we will not think of retaliating, we will retaliate. We will have no other option other than retaliating. We all know starting a war is in the hands of humans, where it will lead us, only God knows," Khan had said.

Earlier, Mufti had praised Khan for deciding to name a forest reserve in Nankana Sahib district after Sikhism's founder Guru Nanak. "How times change. Centre's top priority is seemingly renaming historic cities & building Ram Mandir. On the other hand, heartening to see that Pak PM has initiated steps to name Baloki forest reserve after Guru Nanak ji & create a university under his name," she said in a tweet.

Imran Khan had announced that the Baloki forest reserve and a new university in Nankana Sahib will be named after the first Sikh Guru. "Pakistan belongs to all citizens equally and we will ensure that Sikh pilgrims are facilitated for celebrating the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak," he had said at a function in Nankana Sahib.

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First Published : 19 Feb 2019, 04:24:45 PM