Islamabad, Jan 21: Pakistan's former interior minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday, Jan 20, blamed India and India's defence minister Manohar Parrikar for the deadly terror attack at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, that claimed at least 30 lives.
Malik's startling claim came even when Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Taliban had claimed the responsibility shortly after the attack.
While talking to a Pakistani news channel Jaag TV, Malik said that Indian defence minister's statement can't be overlooked. [Whoever harms India should receive the pain in the same coin: Parrikar on Pathankot attack]
In a direct attack at India's Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Malik said, "This joint terrorist attack by RAW, Afghan Intel and TTP should be an eye opener for the international community and note their double faces."
Malik also tweeted, "I salute the brave people of KPK who have always demonstrated courage in the most difficult moments. I salute and pray for the shuhdas of BK University."
Malik also denied that Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) is behind Pathankot airbase terror attack and went on to said that India itself is behind Pathankot attack, while adding that RAW does not want to see improved relations between India and Pakistan.
On Monday, Jan 11, without naming Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had asserted that any individual or organisation causing pain to India should be paid back in the same coin but how, when and where "should be of our choice".
This joint terrorist attack by RAW,Afghan Intel and TTP shd be an eye opener for the international community and note their double faces— Senator Rehman Malik (@SenRehmanMalik) January 20, 2016
Sir u mean he is tolerant to me?is it a direct threat to me from PM Modi.I do not care if he is no more tolerant https://t.co/faXPugxpIp— Senator Rehman Malik (@SenRehmanMalik) January 20, 2016