Pakistan says it has intelligence of new Indian attack this month

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Qureshi told the media that Islamabad had "reliable intelligence that India is devising a new plan" to attack Pakistan.

The Ministry of External Affairs did not issue an official response, but sources said Pakistan was trying to create war hysteria.

Earlier, in a suicide bombing attack by Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, more than 40 CRPF personnel had lost their lives.

The Indian military may attack Pakistan sometime in less than two weeks, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi claimed citing "reliable intelligence". "As per our information this could take place between April 16 and 20", Mr Qureshi told reporters in his hometown of Multan.

"Preparations are being made, and there are chances of another attack against Pakistan".

Addressing the media in Multan, the foreign minister said, "I am speaking responsibly, I hold a position of responsibility, and I know the words I utter will be picked up by the worldwide media".

A suicide vehicle bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on February 14. And its goal will be to justify India's offensive against Pakistan and to increase diplomatic pressure against Islamabad, he added.

The auto bombing triggered a violent reaction from India, which on February 27 launched an air strike on what it said was a training base of the group.

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Qureshi also criticised the global community for remaining silent over Indian aggression against Pakistan on Feb 26.

"Modi has given free hand to the Indian army", he asserted.

The fishermen's release comes days after the Foreign Office announced that Pakistan would release 360 Indian prisoners, including 355 fishermen and five civilians, during the month of April.

On February 26, Indian warplanes violated Pakistani airspace and allegedly struck what New Delhi claimed was a JeM training camp, a claim rejected by Pakistan and never proved by India.

A suicide auto bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on Feb 14 and the risk of conflict rose dramatically on Feb 27, when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base.

Pakistan in its protest stated that it would retaliate against any aggression by Indian forces.

Pakistan warned Sunday that rival India is planning to launch a fresh military assault against the country, calling for the global community's urgent diplomatic intervention to deter New Delhi from endangering regional peace and stability.

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