Indian negative response over peace dialogue disappoints PM Khan

Indian negative response over peace dialogue disappoints PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his disappointment over ‘the arrogant & negative response’ by India over his call for resumption of the peace dialogue between Pakistan and India.

The prime minister further said in his tweet however, throughout his life, he had come across ‘small men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture’.

Earlier, the Foreign Office in its statement said the Government of Pakistan was deeply disappointed at the announcement made by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in New Delhi about the cancellation of the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan, which was to be held on the sidelines of UNGA in New York.

The reasons cited by the Indian side for the decision to cancel the Foreign Ministers' meeting, within 24 hours of its public confirmation, were entirely unconvincing, it added.

It said Prime Minister Imran Khan had, in his first public comments after his electoral success, outlined a forward-looking vision of Pakistan-India relations.

In the same spirit, Prime Minister Imran Khan in his reply letter endorsed Prime Minister Modi’s call for "constructive engagement" and proposed the meeting of the two Foreign Ministers in New York to discuss a way forward on bilateral and SAARC-related matters, the Foreign Office said.