ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has on Thursday accused India of not respecting the importance of bilateral ties between the two nations, adding that India has not shown any interest in resuming bilateral ties despite repeated invitations from Pakistan. It opined that every India-Pak bilateral talk should be result oriented and not for the name sake.
Briefing the latest developments to the media, Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Mr. Nafees Zakaria said, “As a responsible country we have always invited India for a peaceful diplomatic talk on various issues concerning us. This is necessary for the overall development of South Asia. But India looks to be uninterested”.
“Since the Indian government has failed to take steps towards a peaceful solution to Kashmir issue, it is the responsibility of the global nations to discuss with India and persuade it for a resolution on Kashmir”, he added.
Earlier, the US Vice-President-elect Mike Pence said that President Donald Trump will use his extra-ordinary deal making skills to solve bilateral problems between any two nations. He went on to mention that Trump may take significant steps to solve the long-standing Kashmir issue. The Vice-President’s statement was welcomed by Pakistan, which has been demanding for a resolution on Kashmir.
However, the Indian government has been maintaining that bilateral talks will not happen until Pakistan stops sponsoring cross-border terrorism and ceasefire violations across the Line of Control.
Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria dismissed Indians allegations saying that Pakistan has been the victim of India’s repeated ceasefire violations. “It is India who always provokes the Pakistan army. You can see who is spending more on purchasing arms. We are not in that arms race. We are more focused on the problems of the Public than increasing number of war weapons”, he said.