Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who was miffed after India cancelled talks with his country on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York following the brutal attack on soldiers in J&K, on Sunday aired his grievance further saying that his ‘government’s offer of friendship’ should not be considered as Pakistan’s weakness. Also Read - Cyclone Nivar: PM Modi Speaks to Tamil Nadu CM, Announces Ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakh From PMNRF
Pakistan PM Khan said, “I hope the Indian leadership will shun arrogance and hold (peace) talks with Pakistan. Our offer of friendship should not be considered as our weakness. The friendship between Pakistan and India will help overcome poverty.” Also Read - UK PM Johnson Speaks with PM Modi on COVID-19 Vaccines, Climate Change And Trade
While addressing Punjab bureaucracy in Lahore, Khan yet again attacked India saying India should not be taking Pakistan’s offer lightly. Earlier, Khan in a harsh comment attacked the Indian dispensation for cancelling the meeting. Taking to Twitter, Khan said, “Disappointed at the arrogant and negative response by India to my call for the 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.” Also Read - Serum Institute to Provide 3 Crore Vaccine Doses to Dhaka as India Signs Deal With Bangladesh
Meanwhile, Khan back in his country has been facing the heat for trying to be suddenly improving the relations between the two countries. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have held the Pakistan PM responsible for the haste in trying to resolve things between the two countries.
On the other hand, Army chief Bipin Rawat on Sunday when questioned if another surgical strike could be expected soon with reference to Pakistan killing three Special Police Officers (SPOs) policemen, who were abducted by the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, said that it is a weapon of surprise.
“Surgical strike is a weapon of surprise. Let it remain a surprise,” he said, news agency ANI reported. “Pakistan wants these types of trouble (violence) to continue in Kashmir. They want that peace shouldn’t return to this area. They’re trying to radicalize the youth of Kashmir. Pakistan has decided to bleed India with a thousand cuts,” Army chief said.