It was Hafiz Saeed’s first major public appearance in the capital after three years, showing defiance towards government.
On ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’, Sharif said, “I brought this up with the Indian leadership and would like to reiterate that the solution to our problems lies in dialogue.”
A parliamentary committee report suggests a departure from the official Pak story on cross-border terror
Last month, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said his country had received “actionable intelligence” on the Pathankot perpetrators, and promised early action.
Pak Prime Minister’s remarks reflect frustration, intention to improve ties, say Indian officials
India gave “specific and actionable information” to Pakistan soon after the Pathankot attack reportedly carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists on the intervening night of January 1 and 2 that killed seven Indian soldiers.
India must remember a good rule of thumb in geopolitics: If it looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t true. That holds good for the Pak promise of action against the Jaish as well.
While war is not the answer, hard or coercive diplomacy with Pakistan could be.
Terrorists belonging to the JeM are believed by India to be behind the Pathankot terror attack on January 2 in which seven security personnel were killed.
Qazi’s comments come in the wake of Pathankot attack and a simultaneous attack on the Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan just ahead of the foreign secretary-level talks between Indian and Pakistan, scheduled for January 15.
Sharif has assured leaders from India and the US that Pakistan will investigate the Pathankot attack matter and make the results public.
India has called on Islamabad to take “prompt and decisive” action against militants it blames for the assault, which only ended after a four-day operation to secure the base.
Though India has not explicitly said so, it has signalled that talks between the two countries’ foreign secretaries may even be called off in the event the perpetrators are not arrested.
If Indian and Pakistani leaders pass this test, they can go much further
The prime minister and his aides agreed to launch investigations into the evidence provided by India.