Ready To Talk To India: Pakistan

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Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it was ready to talk to India when the latter is ready.

“Pakistan will be ready to talk when India is ready,” Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said when asked about resumption of peace process.

“This question has been repeatedly asked and I would not enter into the debate of what words were used by both sides,” he said at the weekly briefing.

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To another question, he said that Pakistan and India are the two neighbours which “must live in peace and harmony”.

On the Pathankot terror attack probe, he said relevant departments were dealing with the finding of Joint Investigation Team which visited India and once the investigations had been completed and a report compiled, “we will share with you the shareable information.”

About an India’s NIA team’s visit to Pakistan, he said, “I am not aware of any official request in this regard.”

Commenting on reported test of a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile by India, Mr Zakaria said the development of a nuclear submarine fleet would “impact the delicate strategic balance of the region.”

On Kashmir, Mr Zakaria said Pakistan highlights the alleged human rights violations of Kashmiris at all the forums.

He said the arrest of alleged “Indian agent” Kulbushan Yadav vindicated Pakistan’s longstanding position that India has a hand in terrorist incidents taking place in the country.

He also claimed that based on Mr Yadav’s confessional statements, “arrests have been made”. He, however, refused to share the details of those arrests.