Stop the bashing, India, Pak can't wish each other away: Bashir

Pakistan's ambassador to India, Salman Bashir, has once again reiterated that the Pakistan army had nothing to do with the brutal killing and beheading of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Poonch. However in a significant change of stance, he indicated that the government was willing to look into it, and called for an end to Pakistan bashing.

In an interview with the Times of India, Bashir indicated a willingness to conduct another probe into the incident.


"We want that both sides at the military level undertake their own investigations and use bilateral channels to get to the bottom of the incident. We are also concerned about ceasefire violations that have resulted in several casualties on our side but for peace to prevail we believe that the way forward is to talk to each other instead of getting into mutual recrimination," he told the Times of India.

Bashir added that he hoped that India would reciprocate Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar's offer of talks.

That said however, the envoy said he was concerned by what he called unrelenting 'Pakistan bashing'. which has almost turned into a stereotype, adding that people needed to realise that neither India or Pakistan could wish each other away.

Read the whole interview here


Updated Date: Jan 18, 2013 10:29 AM

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