Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has claimed to have received a proposal to swap Indian National Kulbhushan Jadhav for a terrorist who carried out attack on an Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar in the year 2014, now in custody of Afghanistan.
On being asked if India is using its presence in Afghanistan to undermine Pakistan's stability, the minister replied in the affirmative. "They are liabilities.we have said they are liabilities. but give us time to get rid of these liabilities because we do not have the assets to match these liabilities", says this NDTV report.
On the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG), he said, the USA was already part of it.
Responding to a question regarding Indian Army Chief's statement of surgical strikes in Pakistan, Zakaraia said that the statement of India was not more than a pack of lies.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said that India can not deny use of pellet guns against Kashmiris.
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"There are groups based in Pakistan which are threading the security of Afghanistan that continue to receive support and continue to embark upon destabilising activities and acts of terror in Afghanistan".
Pakistan's foreign office had yesterday tried to distance itself from the comments made by foreign minister Khawaja Asif in NY on Tuesday and suggested that sections of the Indian media was "twisting" his words. Asif also said that Pakistan now feels as if it has been used and discarded by the United States.
The foreign minister said that Pakistan was ready to work with India to seek a "peaceful resolution" to all disputes. "Similarly, peace and stability in Afghanistan is in our mutual interest, and the benefits accruing from a stable and secure region benefit the U.S. as much as it benefits us".
He also said that the conclusive confessions made by Indian spy Kulbushan Jhadav validated Indian state-sponsored terrorism and terror financing against Pakistan.
The statement further added that National Security Advisor Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with H.E. Minister Asif on 21st September in UNHQ in NY.