As outrage over the Pulwama terror attack continues to spread across the political spectrum, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari on Friday morning sought to directly link Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Jaish-e-Mohammed.
He said that India is free to use their intelligence inputs and share it with Pakistan. Pakistan's foreign ministry denied any role and said it always condemned acts of violence.
"What has Pakistan to gain from this?"
"Don't play the World Cup match with Pakistan on June 16 - country comes first for all of us and we are all standing with our forces", added the 38-year-old, who played his last Test in 2015 but is still an Indian Premier League regular.
However, he also offered to assist with the investigation if India provides "actionable evidence". "This issue should be solved through dialogue".
On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district of India-Ocuupied Jammu and Kashmir.
"We have called back our High Commissioner in India for consultations", he said.
Reiterating Islamabad's resolve for peace in the region, he reminded his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi that Pakistan has received the brunt of global terrorism and the country has sacrificed more than 70,000 lives in order to achieve the peace and has been at the forefront of the global war on terror.
China has used veto to shield Masood Azhar. The group is based in Pakistan, which accounts for the anger at the cricketing rivals. On Monday, in a joint statement Imran Khan and Saudi Arabia's prince Mohammed bin Sultan "underlined the need for avoiding politicisation of United Nations listing regime".
India and Pakistan have cross-border tensions and conflict between the two countries gets heated on and off the sports fields.
Forensic officials inspect the wreckage of a bus after a suicide bomber rammed a auto into the bus carrying Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on Thursday, in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, February 15, 2019.