Warwick: Major General Asif Ghafor, chief of Inter-Services Public Relations, Tuesday claimed that Pakistan has played a significant role in eliminating terrorism in the sub-continent and around the world. Speaking at the University of Warwick, Ghafor said that the world should thank Pakistan for their efforts. Also Read - PCC vs TRV Dream11 Team Prediction Darwin T20 Cricket League 2020: Captain And Vice-captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips Palmerston Cricket Club vs Tracy Village Cricket Club at Marrara Cricket Ground at 10 AM IST

Mentioning how the Pakistani Army made efforts to keep the terrorists at arm’s length and for ensuring peace, he said, “The world should thank Pakistan for its contribution to eliminating terrorism.” Also Read - Unlock 1, Day 7 LIVE: Syllabus Should be Reduced By 30 Per Cent Once Schools Re-open, Sisodia Writes to Centre

Pakistan Army spokesperson’s statements have come a day after India called off the Foreign Ministry-level talks with Pakistan, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, citing “brutal” killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian, as well as the release of postal stamps “glorifying” Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani. Also Read - Yuvraj Singh Hilariously Trolls Gautam Gambhir in His Latest Instagram Picture, Says 'Chalo at Least Your Emoji Has Smiled'

Announcing the cancellation of talks, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “The latest brutal killings of our security personnel by Pakistan-based entities and the recent release of a series of 20 postage stamps by Pakistan glorifying a terrorist and terrorism confirm that Pakistan will not mend its ways.”

Pakistan, however, blamed India for “blocking the progress of SAARC” saying the latter’s stand is “defying the spirit of SAARC”.

Speaking on the sidelines of UNGA, he said, “If we want to gain something from this forum, we have to move forward. What’s the way to do that? I have no hesitation to say that the attitude of one country is blocking the progress of SAARC, connectivity and prosperity of this region and defying the spirit of SAARC.”