August 13, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Islamabad/ New Delhi (August 13, 2014): A day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned Pakistan for it’s engagement in proxy war against India, the Pakistan on Wednesday (August 13) strongly reacted to Narendra Modi’s statement. Pakistan today termed Indian PM’s remarks as baseless rhetoric against Pakistan regarding terrorism.
In a statement issued from Islamabad, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said with reference to news reports attributed to Prime Minister Modi, India was repeating the baseless rhetoric against Pakistan regarding terrorism. She said that Pakistan has consistently condemned extremism in all its forms and manifestations.
She “pointed out” that having lost the lives of 55,000 of its citizens as a result of militant activities; Pakistan was the biggest victim of the menace.
“The entire world has, time and again, acknowledged Pakistan’s unprecedented sacrifices, rendered by our valiant armed forces with over 5,000 soldiers having embraced martyrdom,” she said.
The spokesperson said the press reports of Indian accusations, at the highest political level, were most unfortunate, especially as the leadership of Pakistan wishes to establish good neighbourly relations with India.
“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to India in May was in this spirit and generated a fresh momentum in the bilateral relationship. It would be in the larger interest of the regional peace that instead of engaging in a blame game, the two countries should focus on resolving all issues through dialogue and work together to promote friendly and cooperative relations,” she said.
Yesterday, during his visit of Ladaakh Indian Prime Minsiter Nareandra Modi had stated that Pakistan had no capacity to engage in open war with India so it (Pakistan) had initiated a proxy war against India.
During a TV discussion over Narendra Modi’s statement former defence officers of India and Pakistan had threatened each other with use of nuclear weapons in case of war.
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