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Pakistan not ‘serious’ about dialogue offer: India

Pakistan not ‘serious’ about dialogue offer: India
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New Delhi: India slammed Pakistan on Friday for its statement that New Delhi was not responding to its peace overtures, saying there was “no seriousness” in Islamabad’s offer for talks as it continued to extend “explicit support” to terror organisations and was now trying to mainstream them.

India’s sharp reaction comes days after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan accused it of not responding to his peace overtures.

Responding to Khan’s comments, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “I don’t understand these statements. Even before Imran Khan became Prime Minister, our Prime Minister had called and congratulated him on his election win.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also wrote to their counterparts and congratulated them after they assumed office, he said at a media briefing.

Kumar also posed questions to Pakistan to hit out at the country for supporting terrorism and allowing terrorists to use its soil for targeting other nations.

“When they say they are ready for talks, then why do their ministers share platform with internationally designated terrorists. There have been many instances in the past few months when their ministers have shared a platform with such people,” Kumar said.  PTI
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