Islamabad: In what could be seen as a positive sign for the resumption of the peace process between the two neighboring countries, Pakistan said Thursday it is ready to talk with India, provided it is willing.
“Pakistan is ready to talk when India is ready,” said the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nafees Zakaria.
“This question has been asked several times and would not go into the debate of what both sides used words,” he told the conference week.
To another question, he said that Pakistan and India are the two neighbors, who “have to live in peace and harmony”.
In the probe terrorist attack Pathankot, he said relevant departments were dealing with the discovery of JIT who visited India and once investigations had been completed and compiled report, “we will share with you the information released.”
On the visit of India NIA team to Pakistan, he said, “I have no knowledge of any official request in this regard.”
Commenting on the reported test a submarine-launched ballistic missile by India, Zakaria said the development of a fleet of nuclear submarines would be “an impact on the delicate strategic balance in the region.”
In Kashmir, Zakaria said Pakistan highlights the alleged violations of human rights of the Kashmiris in all forums.
He said the arrest of the alleged “Indian agent” Yadav claimed Kulbushan long-standing position of Pakistan that India has a hand in terrorist incidents taking place in the country.
He also said that based on the confessional statements of Yadav, “have made arrests.” He, however, declined to share details of the arrests.
When asked to comment Colonel Purohit, arrested accused of planning and carrying out the Samjhauta Express explosion in 2007, he said the train attack mastermind Swami Aseemanand publicly named Purohit and other officials.
“We will not go by media reports. Our demand and request to share details of investigations of terrorist attack Samjhauta Express is pending with the government of India. Despite the promises, research has not shared. We to see when they will get back to us about the results of investigations of this incident in which a lot of innocent Pakistanis lost their lives, “he said.