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Pakistan terms Pulwama a ‘false flag op’ after Arnab WhatsApp chats, Republic slams ‘desperation’

Republic TV said it rejected allegations made by Pakistan govt against Arnab Goswami, alleging a ‘deep-conspiracy of anti-India and anti-national forces’ against the channel.

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New Delhi: The Pakistan Foreign Office Sunday termed the 2019 Pulwama attack a “false flag operation”, citing the purported WhatsApp chats of Republic TV Editor-in Chief Arnab Goswami that went viral Friday. 

The recent transcripts revelations in India further vindicate our consistent position that RSS-BJP Govt. stages ‘false flag’ operations; maligns Pakistan with terrorism-related allegations; stokes hyper-nationalism in its bid to win elections,” Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement.

In a statement issued later, Republic TV said it rejected the allegations made by the Pakistan government against Goswami. The Pakistan government’s statement, it said, was “proof of the deep-conspiracy of anti-India and anti-national forces” against Republic TV.

The Pulwama terror attack, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, was organised by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed. In retaliation, India had undertaken airstrikes against the terror group’s camps in Pakistan’s Balakot.

The Pakistan Foreign Office was referring to purported WhatsApp conversations between Goswami and former Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) chief executive Partho Dasgupta, which have been recorded as part of the Mumbai Police’s charge sheet in the ‘TRP scam’ case. 

Goswami’s purported messages from three days before the airstrikes appear to show that he was aware of the operation. 

In its statement, the Pakistan Foreign Office said the transcripts illustrate the “unholy nexus b/w the ‘Hindutva’ regime & its cronies in the Indian media”.

“Such actions by the reckless regime driven by considerations of domestic politics are gravely imperilling regional peace and security,” it added.

We had, at the outset, rejected India’s malicious propaganda against Pakistan and highlighted that the biggest beneficiary of the Pulwama attack in February 2019 was the BJP government, as it secured a landslide victory in the ensuing Lok Sabha operations,” it said.

The transcripts, Islamabad added, “provide further evidence of how this whole enterprise from ‘false flag’ operation to massive electoral success was scripted and fully realised”.

Also Read: ‘Bigger than a normal strike’ against Pakistan, Arnab Goswami said 3 days before Balakot

Republic TV responds

In its statement, Republic TV said the “desperation” with which the “government of Pakistan has attacked the Republic Media Network in an open forum today, also lays bare the involvement of anti-India forces in the conspiracy behind the Republic Media Network”.

As the days pass, it added, “we will expose this conspiracy and the involvement of people who are working against national interest”.

We also urge the Congress party to stop working in tandem with the Government of Pakistan, consciously or unconsciously, to spread lies against India’s interests,” it said.

Also Read: ‘NSA, PMO hooked to Republic’ — Arnab Goswami ‘WhatsApp chats’ give TRP scandal new twist


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  1. Pakistan, Congress, Lefties/Commies were asking for proof for the operations when it all happened. All of them believed nothing serious happened.
    If they are to be believed, then BJP is smart, without real action on the ground they have had many positive outcomes for themselves.
    If some real action has happened then again the government has done a good job which needs to be appreciated.
    Anyway one looks at it, it seems to be a smart move
    Nice turn of events, one gets clearer understanding of what all happened

  2. please don’t take pakistan govt. and press seriously. for them India, RAW, gaurav arya and now arnab goswami is responsible for everything that is wrong in their country. day after day they are becoming more and more paranoid about india.
    just to spite arnab goswami, don’t give credence to pakistanis!!! please !!!!

  3. Any Indian has full faith in present government of India that it will retaliate any attack on its people, The people of India can see how helpless was our country when 26/11 happened,when 1990 Kashmir happened,1993 mumbai happened×when 2005,2006,2008 Sarojni nagar ,Sankat mochan,Jaipur kept on happening.I will support your journalism if you go to victim of these blasts and stand for their human rights..and hold a stand to get the culprits the real one reading wrong books.

  4. This Terrorist Infested Terror Haven Country Is Trying Hard To Wriggle Itself Out For Getting International Alms.Obviously.

    • Oh shutup dude…its your tv host Arnab Goswami who spreads this filth…stop blaming Pakistan for everything….youre like Kangana who blames Hrithik for her issues

      • Friend just see how realistic your thought is, kangnas statement on hrithik, and Pakistan acts you have taken in a same page, need to rethink and get matured before your so called opinions die…

  5. Arman has done nothing wrong. One must know that he is a journalist and his duty to bring the truth to the people of this nation. In the WhatsApp chats which is being blown out of proportion is nothing but nonsense. I am confident that he would come out unscathed and prove he is right.

  6. Don’t just go to a conclusion. I a Indian who love this country knows what Congress is what it have done to my country… And whatever this Pakistanis are saying only time will prove it Cuz this Pakistani only lie. Your news channel is totally against Bjp and modi. Why don’t your articles never talk about the good works done by the Bjp govt.

  7. Now it seems like This is what Bhushan’s are doing , feeding enemy state , knocking at SC doors to save kith and kin .

    The language. Of pak tweet also feels like written by these muppets

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