India, Pakistan should formalise ceasefire agreement: Abdul Basit

“I think the two countries need to agree to formalise the 2003 ceasefire agreement,” Basit said at an event in New Delhi.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2016 2:52 pm
Abdul Basit,Basit, india pakistan, indo pak, india pakistan border, indo pak border, india pakitsn ceasfire, indo pak ceasefire, ceasefire violation, india news He called for sustained diplomacy to forge an “effective cooperative paradigm” to improve ties. (Source: Express file photo by Renuka Puri)

At a time when ceasefire violations between India and Pakistan are occurring almost daily and casualties are being reported on both sides, Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Monday said the two countries need to formalise the ceasefire agreement.

“I think the two countries need to agree to formalise the 2003 ceasefire agreement,” Basit said at an event here.

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On India’s diplomatic efforts to isolate Pakistan following the Uri attack, he said, “How on earth it is possible to isolate a country on terrorism when that country itself is the worst victim of terrorism?”

He called for sustained diplomacy to forge an “effective cooperative paradigm” to improve ties. “We need to move from symbolism to substance and from conflict management to conflict resolution,” Basit said.

He said the issue of Jammu & Kashmir was the “root cause” of all problems between the two countries and Pakistan does not need “misplaced jingoism and hyper-nationalism” to pursue its foreign policy objectives.

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    Dinesh
    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    India should not Trust stan the only solution is wipe wipe wipe stan from this EARTH
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      Dinesh
      Oct 25, 2016 at 6:45 am
      What do you mean Ceasefire you lot don't know meaning of ceasefire you would kill your own mothers you ARSHE H****
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        Satendra kumar
        Oct 25, 2016 at 1:10 am
        INDIA is always obliged with international line of control borders or international forums with whom it does day to day business with as most of the laws set up as insution like United Nations or some other regional or international forums but this set of laws should be implemented respected obliged honoured trusted not just liar untrue make a joke disbeliever etc etc.
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          MyTake
          Oct 25, 2016 at 7:21 am
          What means formalise? Just stop the first fire and there won't be any! It's as simple as that!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If Pak wants it can ask international community to stay as witness that it won't be firing the first shot! That step alone (AND WITHOUT INDIA) can make it the darling of all over night! But the big question is can it do so or it will commit harakiri at the hand of its Foreign Minister Masood Azhar, Home Minister uddin or its all weather friend China!
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            MyTake
            Oct 25, 2016 at 6:53 pm
            How there can be any decent agreement let alone ceasefire agreement when stan is protecting those who were instrumental in Mumbai and Pathankot attacks? For any agreement to work there has to be some minimum trust between the parties that they will respect (and not use it) to further their agenda! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Or is it an Al Taqiya attempt like Muhammad's Medina agreement (In line with Islam is politics and politics is Islam)?
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              Philip Andrews
              Oct 25, 2016 at 5:54 am
              Eff off Basit! You are one of the biggest hypocrites your country has produced. You are a shame to the word 'diplomat' and a total stranger to something called 'ethic'.
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                Raja
                Oct 25, 2016 at 4:10 am
                Can there be a cease-terrorism agreement?
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                  adag
                  Oct 25, 2016 at 7:22 am
                  I think Mr. Abdul is right and we should have the cease fire agreement in the better interest of all. However please let us know whether you have taken permission from your Military before throwing this proposal......... your job can be in danger Mr. Basit.
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