‘Hype Created By Indian Media’, Says Pak, After Envoy’s ‘No Peace Talks’ Remark

Islamabad, Pakistan: Pakistan has blamed the Indian media for creating “hype” over remarks by its envoy over the peace process and said it was ready to talk to India when the latter is ready.

“Pakistan and India are two neighbours which must live in peace and harmony. The hype created by the Indian media over Mr (Abdul) Basit’s remarks was neither warranted nor required,” Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said at his weekly briefing.

He was answering a question about Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit’s remarks that the peace process was suspended.

Mr Zakaria said, “This question has been repeatedly asked and I will only add to what has been said earlier is that Pakistan will be ready to talk when India is ready. I would not enter into the debate of what words were used by both sides.”

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

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