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Imran says no room for 'jihadi outfits and culture' in Pakistan

Islamabad: There was no room for 'jihadi outfits and jihadi culture' in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said amidst intense global pressure on his government to rein in the terrorist outfits operating from its soil after the Pulwama attack.Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district in February 14.

India launched a counter-terror operation in Balakot. The next day, Pakistan Air Force retaliated and downed a MiG-21 in an aerial combat and captured its pilot, who was handed over to India on March 1.Talking to editors and senior journalists in Islamabad, Imran said that India's NDA government wants to win the general election based on its politics of hatred against Pakistan, 'The Express Tribune' reported.

He warned that the security risk at the Line of Control (LoC) persists until elections are held in India and asked the nation to be prepared at all times.The armed forces of the country are ever ready and would give a befitting response in case of any military aggression, the prime minister said.