Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has rejected Indian surgical strike claim. While giving an interview to India Today, the commissioner stated that there was no surgical strike inside Pakistani territory. “If there was any surgical strike, Pakistan would have responded accordingly.”

“It was cross border firing in which India violated the Line of Control cease fire,” he added.

On the issue of Uri attack investigation, Abdul Basit replied that India started blaming Pakistan before any investigation. “We want to get out of this blame game, so why not get an international investigation of the incident?” he offered.

About the Pathankot probe, the High Commissioner assured that the investigation is ongoing. “Our investigation on Pathankot attack is still continuing despite our relations with India deteriorating.”

While talking about the SAARC summit issue, he said that the summit was not canceled rather postponed and Pakistan will host the 19th summit of the organization next year.   

When asked about the Balochistan issue, he said that people of Balochistan are as patriotic as the other Pakistanis but there is a lot of foreign agenda involved in the area and the government is critically looking in it.

“You must have remember a man named Kulbhuhsan Yadav, and that proved what Pakistan has been saying all along, and that worries us because some forces are trying to undermine Pakistan,” he asserted.