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Pakistan exposed yet again, minister calls Pulwama attack 'great achievement' of Imran Khan govt

Speaking in the National Assembly, Pakistan's science and technology minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said described the Pulwama attack as a 'great achievement' under Imran Khan's leadership.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 29, 2020 23:16 IST
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 40 CRPF jawans were killed in the Pulwama terror attack which took place on February 14, 2019.

Pakistan's blatant lie denying it's involving in the Pulwama terror attack was laid bare on Thursday when a top minister admitted that the dastardly strike was carried out on the directions of the Imran Khan administration. 

Speaking in the National Assembly, Pakistan's science and technology minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said described the Pulwama attack as a 'great achievement' under Imran Khan's leadership.

"Humne Hindustan ko ghus ke maara (we hit India inside their territory). Pulwama was a success of the people under the leadership of Imran Khan. You and us are all part of that success," the minister said.

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'Pakistan must be blacklisted'

Reacting to Pakistan minister's statement,  Union Minister and former Army Chief General (Retired) VK Singh said that India has been insisting the world community that the neighbouring country should be blacklisted. He said that New Delhi's has been stressing since long that Pakistan was Islamabad was directly involved in the Pulwama attack.

"The government said in the beginning that all leads point towards Pakistan. It is good that Pak has admitted it. I am sure our government will utilise this admittance to tell the world that Pakistan needs to be blacklisted in the FATF," VK Singh told ANI. 

What happened in Pulwama

On February 14, 2019, a convoy of CRPF was hit by an explosives-laden SUV on the Srinagar-Jammu highway killing 40 jawans. 

The attack was later claimed by Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. The attacker was identified as Adil Ahmad Dar, a local from Pulwama district, and a member of Jaish-e-Mohammed. They also released a video of the assailant Adil Ahmad Dar, a 22-year old from Kakapora who had joined the group a year earlier. 

Pakistan, however, had been denying any involvement in the attack. 

WATCH: Pakistan admits it carried out Pulwama attack

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