ISLAMABAD: Expressing disappointment at negative response by India over Pakistan’s peace efforts, President Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that India has always sabotaged dialogues and friendship efforts made by Pakistan, ARY news reported.
In an exclusive interview to ARY News’ 11th hour with Waseem Badami, President Arif Alvi said he did not observe any change in India’s arrogant attitude for the last 25 years and added that New Delhi was even not complying with the Simla Agreement.
It is pertinent here to mention that India had unilaterally cancelled the meeting slated to be held between the foreign ministers of Pakistan and India on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September this year.
Similarly, in a gravely irresponsible statement while a historic event of Kartarpur border opening was underway, Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said that India will not partake in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) conference if it is held in Pakistan.
To a query in the interview with Waseem Badami, the president said that India could be involved in attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi and added that New Delhi had been creating unrest in Balochistan.
Talking about Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, Alvi said that he wanted Jadhav to be hanged through fair judicial trial. The president said that he would follow government’s recommendation on Jadhav’s mercy plea, if the plea would be put before him.
Alvi hailed the government’s performance and achievements in its first 100 days and gave 9 marks out of 10. He also appreciated the government’s diplomacy of Kartarpur corridor.
Replying to a question, the president said that he totally agreed with his party’s stance about Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and added that the PPP co-chairman had made presidency the hub of political activates in his tenure.