Pulwama attack: 'If India hits, Pakistan will retaliate,' says Imran Khan

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday assured India that action would be taken against the perpetrators of the Pulwama attack if New Delhi shares "actionable intelligence", but warned against any retaliatory action on his country.

In a video message to the nation, Khan responded to the Indian allegations on Pakistan's involvement in the attack in Kashmir on February 14. He said that India has levelled allegations against Pakistan without evidence.

The suicide attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror group left 40 CRPF personnel dead.

Stating that Pakistan wants "stability in the region", Khan said, "If India has evidence or actionable intelligence, they should give it to us and we will take action."

He also added that Pakistan is ready to cooperate with India for investigation of the attack and that they are also ready to talk to India about terrorism.

He said that he has come across calls for attack on Pakistan through the Indian media and warned, "If India retaliates, we will not think and retaliate back."

"It is easy to start a war but difficult to end it," Khan said.

The premier said, "I want to ask India if they want to live in the past?" "It is in our interest that nobody from our soil spreads violence. I want to tell Indian government that we will take action if evidence is found against anyone from Pakistan," Imran said.

"What would Pakistan gain from this? This is new Pakistan and new thinking that doesn't support terrorism," he added. He also said that he did not respond to the Pulwama attack because the Crown Prince of Saudi was visiting the country.

"Its not in our interests that somebody from here goes out to do terrorism, nor that somebody comes here and does terrorism," he added.