Thanks to worldwide community for de-escalating Pak-India tensions: FM

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"Give us peace and we will want nothing else", she said.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said no militant group would be allowed to operate on Pakistani soil and carry out attacks overseas, days after his government began a crackdown against Islamist militant organisations.

The ministry reportedly arrested 44 suspects from across several groups that have been terrorizing Pakistan, among which a dozen suspects belong to the Jaish-e-Mohammed group, whose member launched a suicide bombing in Pulwama that led to the deaths of the 40 CRPF personnel.

"As long as India and Pakistan refuse to deal with their core dispute - the future of Kashmir - they face unpredictable, possibly terrifying, consequences". "The proposed neutral venue could be in any Arab country", said one official.

State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi maintained the action was taken without any foreign pressure and the government was taking indiscriminate action against banned outfits.

While the Forest Department is also said to have sent a final report in this regard to the federal government for further action, reports suggest that the federal government was mulling to register a complaint against India of "eco terrorism" at the United Nations. He said foreign ministers of China, Russia, Turkey, UAE and Jordan also played a significant role in reducing tension between the two countries.

"Initial inputs indicate the likely cause of accident as bird hit after take off", the Indian Air Force said in a statement.

Inflammatory rhetoric may remain part of the election campaign in India for another few months but, hopefully, it will not be allowed to get out of hand and will not provoke similar rhetoric in Pakistan. To add injury to insult when Indian jets chased the Pakistani aircraft returning from their mission, two were shot down and one of the pilots, Wing Commander Abhinandan, taken prisoner.

"Tension is not in the interest of both the countries", he said.

Pointing about a tweet by a Pakistan Army spokesperson about the air strike, Modi said: "Is Pakistan stupid to do this (tweet)?"

Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh stirred a political controversy by terming Pulwama terror attack as an accident.

"When I spoke to Modi after becoming Prime Minister, I said South Asia has the highest rate of poverty and we should resolve issues through dialogue".