Pakistan says it has role in Valley

DC CORRESPONDENT WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Aug 20, 2014, 8:59 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 11:01 am IST
The High Commissioner of Pakistan did not interfere in India’s internal affairs
Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, the umbrella organization of Kashmiri separatists, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, front, along with his party workers arrives to address the media in Srinagar on Tuesday before leaving to New Delhi for a meeting
 Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, the umbrella organization of Kashmiri separatists, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, front, along with his party workers arrives to address the media in Srinagar on Tuesday before leaving to New Delhi for a meeting

New Delhi: Amidst the soaring temperatures on both sides, with India accusing Pakistan of interfering in its internal affairs, Pak foreign ministry spokesperson Tasnim Aslam on Tuesday said, “The High Commissioner of Pakistan did not interfere in India’s internal affairs. Pakistan is not subservient to India. It is a sovereign country, a legitimate stakeholder in the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.”

She also added, “This is just a pretext. It was not the first time that meetings with Hurriyat leaders took place. It is been happening for decades.”
Meanwhile, the United States said that it was “unfortunate” that the Indo-Pak foreign secretary level talks have fallen through and asked both the countries to take steps to improve bilateral ties irrespective of what happened.

 

“It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have fallen through,” US state department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said.
“We continue to support efforts by Indiaand Pakistan to improve all aspects of their bilateral relations, she added.

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