-Afghan National Security Advisor reacts over Pakistan FM statement on Kulbhushan Yadav

-Afghan National Security Advisor reacts over Pakistan FM statement on Kulbhushan Yadav
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New Delhi: India today cited Afghanistan NSA's statement rejecting Pakistan's claim that it had received a proposal to swap Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for a terrorist.

The reaction came after Pakistan Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif suggested that he received the proposal to swap Mr Jadhav with the terrorist, lodged in an Afghan jail, during his meeting with an NSA. 
However, Mr Asif did not identify the NSA or the terrorist who was to be swapped.

Contradicting Mr Asif's claim, the office of the Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar issued a statement saying there was no mention or reference of India or an Indian citizen during his meeting with the Pakistani foreign minister on September 21 in New York. 

Mr Asif had told a gathering at the Asia Society in New York on September 26 that Pakistan received a proposal to swap Mr Jadhav for a terrorist who carried out the horrific 2014 Peshawar school attack and is now jailed in Afghanistan.

Reacting strongly, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the statement by the office of the Afghan NSA suggested that the claim by Asif was one more addition to the long list of "imaginary lies" by Pakistani establishment.

The statement by Mr Atmar's office said the two sides, during the meeting, had detailed discussions on variety of issues including bilateral cooperation.

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