Indo-Pak talks: BJP lashes out at Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to watch Indo Pak match today Reports

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to watch Indo Pak match today Reports

Prime Minister Imran Khan took took to Twitter to express his disappointment at India's reluctance to hold talks with Pakistan.

"Now, it is obvious that behind Pakistan's proposal for talks to make a fresh beginning, the evil agenda of Pakistan stands exposed and the true face of the new prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has been revealed", he said.

Both the countries have not engaged in any dialogue since 2015.

Prime Minister Imran Khan performed Umrah in Makkah on Wednesday during his first foreign trip after taking office to Saudi Arabia. "The Islamabad declaration is a part of our history", he said. There has been no action against the mastermind and executors of the Pathankot, Uri and the subsequent terror attacks.

Mr Khan and his delegation prayed inside the Kabaa and a large number of Pakistani nationals living in the country congregated outside the holy site to see the new prime minister.

Kahsmir is a site of conflict for the neighbouring nuclear-armed states. He said, "The best way to alleviate poverty and uplift the people of the subcontinent is to resolve our differences through dialogue and start trading".

"When the allegations of Pakistan's involvement first appeared, the Pakistan Rangers clearly conveyed to BSF through official channels that Pakistan had nothing to do with it. Pakistan Rangers also extended help in efforts to locate the soldier's body", said the FO statement issued on Friday night.

Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia. said that the U.S. had sent a two-pronged message to Pakistan: a desire to engage constructively and an emphasis on the need for Pakistan to implement its promises to fight all terrorist groups. Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars since independence from Britain in 1947 over the region.

Criticising the Indian statement, former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal tweeted: "IFS (Indian Foreign Service) does not draft such election oriented statements or take such hasty flip-flop decisions".

Apart from the mismatch between Pakistan's words and deeds, India doubts the motive behind Imran's missive to Modi. "As a common neighbour to Pakistan and India, China firmly supports the two sides to enhance dialogue increase mutual trust, properly handle and solve their differences", Lu said.

Earlier this month, during a visit to Pakistan by China's top diplomat, Wang Yi, the two countries reaffirmed their cooperation and also proposed inviting a third-party investor to assuage concerns about Beijing burdening Islamabad with debt.

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