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Disappointed at ‘arrogant, negative’ Indian response on dialogue resumption call: PM Imran

  • All my life I have come across small men occupying big offices who do not have vision to see the larger picture, says PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that he is disappointed at the arrogant and negative response by the Indian government on his call for the resumption of peace dialogues.

Condemning the Indian response, the premier tweeted: “Disappointed at the arrogant & negative response by India to my call for the resumption of the peace dialogue. However, all my life I have come across small men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture.”

Earlier on Friday, the Indian government had revoked its decision to accept Pakistan’s proposal for a meeting between the Foreign Ministers on the sidelines of UNGA in New York.

Indian foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said: “There would be no meeting between the foreign ministers any longer.”

On Thursday, news emerged that PM Imran Khan had written a letter to PM Modi, seeking to re-start the talks on key issues including Kashmir.

Khan also proposed a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

“Building on the mutual desire for peace between our two countries, I wish to propose a meeting between Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, before the informal meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers at the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York,” Khan wrote.

In the letter to Khan, Modi conveyed India’s commitment to pursue “meaningful” and “constructive” engagement with Pakistan and emphasising the need to work for a terror-free South Asia.



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