Ready when you are: Pakistan to India on peace talks

About an Indian NIA team's visit to Pakistan, he said, "I am not aware of any official request in this regard."

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published:April 21, 2016 10:24 pm
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Pakistan on Thursday said it was ready to talk to India about resumption of peace process when the latter is ready.

“Pakistan will be ready to talk when India is ready,” Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said.

“This question has been repeatedly asked and I would not enter into the debate of what words were used by both sides,” he said at the weekly briefing.

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To another question, he said that Pakistan and India are the two neighbors which “must live in peace and harmony”.

On the Pathankot terror attack probe, he said relevant departments were dealing with the finding of JIT which visited India and once the investigations had been completed and a report compiled, “we will share with you the shareable information.”

About an Indian NIA team’s visit to Pakistan, he said, “I am not aware of any official request in this regard.”

Commenting on reported test of a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile by India, Zakaria said the development of a nuclear submarine fleet would “impact the delicate strategic balance of the region.”

On Kashmir, Zakaria said Pakistan highlights the alleged human rights violations of Kashmiris at all the forums.

He said the arrest of alleged “Indian agent” Kulbushan Yadav vindicated Pakistan’s longstanding position that India has a hand in terrorist incidents taking place in the country.

He also claimed that based on Yadav’s confessional statements, “arrests have been made”. He, however, refused to share the details of those arrests.

When asked to comment on Col. Purohit, arrested on charges of planning and carrying out the Samjhauta Express blast in 2007, he said the train attack mastermind Swami Aseemanand in public named Purohit and other officials.

“We will not go by media reports. Our requirement and request of sharing details of the Samjhauta Express terrorist attack investigations is pending with the Indian government. Despite promises, the investigations have not been shared. Let’s see when will they get back to us about the outcome of the investigations of this incident in which a lot of innocent Pakistanis lost their lives,” he said.


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  1. O
    Apr 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    One thing the Porkis are great at PR. From them to lie and twist facts and they think they are making great impact to world opinion. They are absolutely wrong.
    1. S
      Satendra kumar
      Apr 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm
      The Islamic state of stan with financing criminal organisation violation of human rights violations of international borders not respecting human values the respect of self governance of Kashmir state the wills and souls of Kahmiri people the government of stan should at least respect the UNITED NATIONS LAWS.
      1. M
        Apr 21, 2016 at 7:35 pm
        (...Samjuta Express blast in 2007, he said the train attack mastermind Swami Aseemanand in public named Purohit and other officials....)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Obviously this was arranged by Congress under somebody's influence. Reason for believing so is that same Congress wanted to make Ishrat a martyr by going against all insutional findings! Then putting one insution against another to destroy both creating a chaos in life of the nation! If Congress can do this it can do anything!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Further investigation should be on to get to the bottom of it!
        1. M
          Apr 21, 2016 at 7:29 pm
          If outsourcing is the norm of the day in all spheres of life why India can't outsource the investigation of Pathankote episode to a external investigating agency? I am sure external agency will be interested as much as India is if not more. Indian Govt. should be able to offer its availability to friendly nations who are willing to offer their service at least for a joint investigation on contract. This is different from involving third parties and still a bilateral issue - just awarding a job on contract to come up with answers from those who got better and efficient machineries!
        2. M
          Apr 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm
          India need to work on Balochistan along with other forces that are willing to help the larger cause of humanity. Leave stan on its own to come up with answers that are acceptable to larger world. Playing Micky Mouse can not be part of world politics specially when even the UN is giving breathing space to terrorists (through China)!
          1. P
            Apr 21, 2016 at 8:44 pm
            Here is proof of human rights violation by stan army in Baluchistan by World;br/gt;
            1. J
              Jaya Hariharan
              Apr 21, 2016 at 7:17 pm
              To start with, call back High Commissioner Mr. Basit and then fix the date or he will "fix" the talk!! He has done in the past, present and will do it in future as well!!
              1. D
                Apr 21, 2016 at 6:49 pm
                stanis by definitions are Indian Muslims who hated Hindus so much that they did not want to try to coexist with them. So why what you expect them to change now. Talks are nonstarter.
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