India hands over dossier on Pulwama attack to Pakistan, confirms FO

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ISLAMABAD: India has handed over a dossier containing information on the Pulwama attack to Pakistan, confirmed the Foreign Office, on Thursday.

The dossier was handed over to Pakistan’s acting high commissioner in New Delhi by the Indian government, said Dr Mohammad Faisal, the spokesperson for the foreign office.

According to the foreign office, Pakistan will assess the information contained in the dossier and act on any credible evidence.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured his counterpart in India from day one since the tensions began with India over the Pulwama attack and even in his address to the nation the previous day that Pakistan would take action if credible evidence was provided by India regarding involvement of any of its citizens in the Pulwama attack.

The foreign office spokesperson said that Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was safe and sound.

“He was rescued by the Pakistan Army personnel after his plane crashed,” he said. “He is safe and sound in the custody of security forces.”

Dr Mohammad Faisal said that Pakistan would decide in a day or two whether or not to declare Abhinandan a prisoner of war and which convention would apply.

On the issue of Sushma Swaraj being invited to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s next session as a ‘guest of honour’, the spokesperson said that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi would boycott the sessions if the Indian representative was not disinvited.