New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday expressed disappointment at the Indian response to his offer for peace dialogue between Islamabad and New Delhi.
The prime minister used his Twitter account to respond to India’s decision to cancel a meeting between foreign ministers of Pakistan and India on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly session in New York.
“Disappointed at the arrogant & negative response by India to my call for resumption of the peace dialogue. However, all my life I have come across small men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture,” said Imran Khan.
Soon after, Pak President Arif Alvi also expressed his disappointment over the meeting being called off. On his official Twitter handle, his message read, “Sad to see India backing off from FM level talks. Mutual reservations could have been placed on the table. Kashmiris face only disappointment on #InternationalDayOfPeace PM @ImranKhanPTI’s outstanding peace overture negated in their usual belligerant manner”
On Friday, India decided to call of the meet between the two countries on the wake of terror attacks in Kashmir. Citing the recent abduction and killing of three J&K terrorists, Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of MEA said, “The latest brutal killings of our security personnel by Pakistan-based entities and the recent release of a series of twenty postage stamps by Pakistan glorifying a terrorist and terrorism confirm that Pakistan will not mend its ways.”
Following the announcement, Pak Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi attacked India, accusing the government of playing politics. “It seems India is doing politics. Issues are complicated with India and there’s a need to resolve them. India’s priorities are different, not peace,” he said.