NEW DELHI (Staff Report) – Pakistani High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit on Sunday said the whole Pakistani nation is ready to defend every inch of motherland against any external and internal threat.
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While addressing a ceremony to mark 50th Defence Day of Pakistan, Basit said Pakistan is a peaceful nuclear state that has no suspicious intentions towards any other country. “Pakistan wants to establish friendly ties with global powers,” he declared.
The Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit went on to say that Indian side should put an end to the language of war with Pakistan if it wishes any stable relationship with neighboring country.
Meanwhile in an interview with Indian news channel he said Pakistan did not want to discuss Kashmir issue with Indian National Security Adviser but had proposed to take up the issue in secretary level talks in near near.
The Pakistani proposal was rejected by New Delhi and India even cancelled the scheduled NSAs meeting on August 23, he stated during interview with an Indian news channel.
During the interview when asked about the recent Indian claims that Dawood Ibrahim was residing in Pakistan Basit termed the telephone bills shown at Indian TVs as fake. If Ibrahim were in Pakistan, we would have deported him, he added.
The high commissioner extended his expectation that prime ministers of Pakistan and India will meet on the sidelines of upcoming United Nations session. Both government heads should discuss all key issues including Kashmir to improve bilateral ties, he proposed.
He said the Jamaat-ud-Dawa has been well known for its welfare work in Pakistan and its head Hafiz Saeed can approach any court to get banned Indian movie in Pakistan when the host questioned Hafiz Saeed’s recent petition in Lahore High Court for banning Saif Ali Khan’s Phantom. The judiciary is independent to function in Pakistan and any citizen of Pakistan can approach courts, he explained.
He urged Indian politicians to adopt peaceful dialogue with Pakistan to form strong ties with Pakistan. Indian stakeholders need to stop using words like “hot pursuit” and “surgical strikes” while talking about Pakistan, he said.