Expressing his discontent over Indian announcement of calling off the talks between the Foreign Ministers of the two nations, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday dubbed India’s behaviour as arrogant and negative. In a veiled attack at the Indian government, he said that all his life he has come across men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture. Taking to his Twitter handle, Pakistan PM wrote that he is disappointed by India’s response to his call for resumption of the peace dialogue.
On Saturday, a day after accepting Pakistan’s proposal for a meeting of foreign ministers on the sidelines of United National General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the Indian government cancelled the meeting. In its clarification, it was cited that the evil agenda of Pakistan stands exposed. The government also claimed that the true face of PTI chief has been exposed to the world.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of External affairs, two reasons that were cited for calling off the meet were the killings of security personnel by a Pakistani-based entity and release of stamps glorifying Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani who was killed in July 2016 by the Indian army.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that in such situation the meeting between the two foreign ministers is going to be pointless. Thus, in the wake of the following incidents, the government has decided that India won’t take part in the meeting with Pakistan that is to be held in New York.
Meanwhile, Pakistan President Arif Alvi also took to his Twitter handle to express his displeasure over India’s decision to call off the talks. He tweeted: