Pakistan hints at a mature response over Indian move

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Pakistan hints at a mature response over Indian move

ISLAMABAD - Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal has regretted that India is showing a childish attitude towards finalizing the draft agreement on Kartarpur Corridor.

At a weekly news briefing in Islamabad he said Pakistan had shared a detailed proposal along with a draft agreement with the Indian authorities in line with the spirit of Prime Minister's vision and invited an Indian delegation to Pakistan to discuss and finalize modalities for the agreement.

He, however, said India instead of responding to Pakistan's proposal, sent a set of two dates for a Pakistani team to visit New Delhi for the purpose.

The spokesperson assured that Pakistan, unlike, India would come out with a very mature and well considered response on this highly important matter and respond to the Indian move very soon.

To a question on latest ceasefire violations by India on the line of control, the spokesperson said India resorts to such diversionary tactics just to cover its ongoing oppression and atrocities against innocent Kashmiris in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

To a question, Dr Muhammad Faisal rejected the Indian claim about sinking of their fishing boat in Pakistani waters on 17th of this month.

When asked about Afghan reconciliation process, the spokesperson said Pakistan and Qatar are providing the necessary support and facilitating the ongoing talks between the Afghan Taliban and the United States in Doha.

He said it is the shared responsibility of all the stakeholders to continue their positive role in furthering the peace process in Afghanistan.

To a query, Dr Muhammad Faisal said US Senator Lindsey Graham during his recent visit to Islamabad had very constructive interactions with Pakistani leadership including Prime Minister Imran Khan on promoting bilateral relations and seeking a political settlement in Afghanistan.