India blamed that attack on a Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and launched a retaliatory airstrike inside Pakistan.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesman Raveesh Kumar told the media that, "We are seeing the same script that has been played out earlier after the terrorist attacks on our Parliament in December 2001, the Mumbai terrorist attack in November 2008 and the attack on Pathankot airbase in January 2016". Meanwhile, Islamabad accuses New Delhi of violently oppressing pro-Pakistan separatists who are fighting for independence or in favor of a merger with Pakistan.
India said on Saturday Pakistan had "plenty to hide" by preventing journalists from accessing the site of an air strike by Indian fighter jets inside Pakistan.
"Tensions between India and Pakistan appear to be de-escalating and this is a positive development", Qureshi said.
Kumar said a recent United Nations statement also called for "perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of terrorism to be held accountable and brought to justice".
In yet another unilateral peace initiative, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood resumed his charge in New Delhi on Saturday.
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Kumar accused Pakistan of failing to take any credible action against Jaish-e-Mohammed and other terrorist organizations, which he said continued to operate with impunity from Pakistan.
"This government will not allow Pakistan's land to be used for any kind of outside terrorism", Khan said today while addressing a public rally in southern Pakistan.
The moves come after the two countries recalled their diplomats for consultations as tensions flared after a February 14 suicide attack on a convoy of Indian paramilitary soldiers in Pulwama in the Indian-held portion Kashmir that killed 40 soldiers.
Pakistani officials say this crackdown is part of a long-planned drive and not a response to Indian anger.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's government began a crackdown against Islamist militant organisations. Pakistan said the strike only damaged three trees in a forest.
The next day Pakistani aircraft shot down at least one Indian aircraft and captured its pilot after it violated the airspace.