Pak refutes India's assertion on 40 terror camps in PoK



Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday described as "baseless" the Indian Army chief's assertion that over 40 terrorist camps were operational in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and said both countries need to address terrorism in a cooperative and pragmatic manner.

Reacting to Gen V K Singh's assertion that "active" and "holding" terror training camp are operational in PoK, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit described his comments as "baseless and self-serving."

Basit said terrorism was a "global and regional issue" and that "Pakistan's own concerns vis-a-vis India in this regard had been amply conveyed".

"Both sides had agreed to discuss the issue of terrorism and to address this matter in a cooperative and pragmatic manner.

Recently, the SAARC Interior Ministers conference in Islamabad adopted an important statement on the fight against terrorism," he said.

During a media interview, Gen Singh also said the Pakistan Army remained steadfast about its "Kashmir agenda" and was resorting to giving "covering or distracting fire" to help militants sneak into India across the Line of Control.

PTI