Source: Social Media07 Apr 2016 19:37:40
New Delhi, April 7: Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said that the peace process with India has been suspended. Responding to a poser over the status of the comprehensive bilateral dialogue or the peace process between both the neighbours, Basit said, "As far as I know there is no meeting scheduled between the two foreign secretaries yet. I think at present it is suspended, so let’s see if we are able to commence the dialogue process."
When asked if the Indian investigating agency would be allowed to visit Pakistan, Basit said that “the whole investigation is not about reciprocity in view”.
"At this stage, I personally feel that this whole investigation is not about reciprocity in view, it is more about extending cooperation, or the two countries cooperating with each other to get to the bottom of the incident, so I don't know at this stage," he added.
“It is the J&K dispute that is the root cause of mutual distrust India-Pakistan and other bilateral issues. Pakistan continues to be one of the largest troop contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions around the world”, said Abdul Basit.
“The recent arrest of Kulbhushan Yadav in Pakistan irrefutably corroborates what Pakistan has been saying all along. We all are aware of those who seek to create unrest in Pakistan and destabilize the country”, said High Commissioner.
“19th SAARC Summit will be held in Islamabad in November this year. We sincerely hope the Summit, building on the past achievements, would help create more synergies and win-win situations”, he added.