New Delhi: In what is likely to put the scheduled India-Pakistan NSA level talks in jeopardy, Islamabad on Friday said that it will not accept any 'pre-condition' of cancelling the meeting between its NSA Sartaj Aziz and the Kashmiri separatist leaders.
Reducing the democratically elected government of Nawaz Sharif a puppet the army and notorious Pakistani intelligence agency ISI has dictated PM Nawaz Sharif to parrot the army line.
Pakistan is desperate to force India to call of the talks as it is rattled by India’s tough ‘Terror Talks’ only. According to media reports, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaj Sharif this morning conducted a meeting with his council of ministers, Army and ISI chief over the issue.
During the meeting, it was reported, the Pakistan Army chief, ISI officials and other Pakistani leaders pressed for a meeting between Aziz and the separatist leaders, saying ''all stakeholders must be consulted ahead of the crucial NSA level talks''.
We will not take ''dictation" from India. The talks cannot be based on conditional diplomacy, Pakistan government sources were quoted as saying by the national media.
The meeting was held in the backdrop of warning from India that Pakistan should not go ahead with the meeting of its NSA Sartaz Aziz with Hurriyat representatives when he comes here to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, saying it will not be "appropriate".
In a clear message to the Pakistan High Commission, which has invited hardline Kashmir separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and others, India said such a meeting would not be in keeping with the spirit and intent of the understanding reached at Ufa, Russia to jointly work to combat terrorism.
The Modi government had called off foreign secretary talks last August on the pretext that the Pakistanis had "consulted" with the separatist group before the talks. This time, Pakistan, which is trying its best to get India to call off the talks, invited the Hurriyat to meet Aziz before the talks, knowing it would be breaching a red line drawn by this government.
On the other hand separatist Leaders Geelani and Shabir Shah placed under house arrest ahead of Indo-Pak NSA-level talks