Pakistan has "reliable intelligence" that India is planning to attack again between April 16 and 20, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Sunday, amid tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.
In response to Qureshi's remarks, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar retorted that the former's "irresponsible and preposterous statement" had the "clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the region".
Ms Khan said that at a time when the country was facing a war threat from India, Prime Minister Imran Khan was busy in attacking the opposition parties in public meetings.
"Pakistan needs to take credible and irreversible steps against terrorism operating from territories under its control rather than make hysterical statements to obfuscate the core issue that bedevils our region: Cross-border terrorism", India said, adding that Pakistan can not absolve itself of the responsibility of a cross-border terrorist attack on India.
Addressing a press conference here, the minister said India is planning an aggressive move against Pakistan.
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"A new mishap could be staged in Indian-occupied Kashmir, just like [the] Pulwama [ attack]".
"Continuing with Pakistan's spirit of constructive engagement, we have agreed to the Indian proposal for a technical meeting on 16 April", Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted.
Pakistan has also summoned India's deputy high commissioner to protest against what it says are India's plans. A Pakistan foreign ministry report on evidence provided by India raised further doubts about the veracity of the intelligence.
Pakistan detained dozens of suspected militants after the Kashmir attack, including relatives of Masood Azhar, the founder of the group that claimed the attack. After his release, a fragile ceasefire resumed between the countries, but things could soon change according to claims made by Pakistani officials.
Because relations are so rocky, prisoners who have completed jail terms, many of them fishermen convicted of straying into each other's territory, often languish in prison for months, if not years, afterwards.