ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has turned down any possibility of speedy peace dialogues with troubled neighbor India, PakistanTribe reported.
In a weekly briefing at Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, the spokesperson maintained that although peace is very important for making development in region but there were no chances whatsoever for any immediate breakthrough with India.
Responding to queries by media representatives at a weekly news briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said “Pakistan believes that peace and stability in the region is important for development. However, there is no immediate break through expected in resumption of bilateral dialogue with India.”
She further said that Pakistan acted in good faith and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accepted invitation from India to attend oath taking ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It is pertinent to mention here that despite a request from Pakistani premier to hold a separate meeting, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi refused to meet one-on-on with Nawaz Sharif. However, the South Asian and international media stood still when Pakistani and Indian premiers shook hands of each others for nearly 30 seconds at the closing session of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)’s summit.
Moreover, there were some rumors about a secret meeting between the leaders of two most mighty yet troubled neighbors before Thursday.
At least one Pakistani media house reported on Friday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif himself accepted that brief handshake with his Indian counterpart at closing session was not the only meeting. PakistanTribe had also reported that on a lunch table Narendra Modi lodged complaints from Nawaz Sharif over the delay in progress regarding few prime agendas upon which decisions were already taken.
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