Pak FO calls Modi's 'proxy war' remark 'most unfortunate'
In response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark accusing Pakistan of engaging in a proxy war, Pakistan's Foreign Office has termed the accusations as most unfortunate.
Pakistani Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam said in a statement that it would be in the larger interest of regional peace that instead of engaging in a blame game, the two countries focus on resolving all outstanding issues through dialogue and work together to promote friendly and cooperative relations.
Referring to news reports on accusations attributed to Modi over Pakistan engaging in a proxy war, the spokeswoman asserted that Pakistan had consistently condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, the Dawn reports.
She said that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to India in May was in this spirit and generated a fresh momentum in the bilateral relationship.
Aslam said the entire world has time and again acknowledged the unprecedented sacrifices rendered by our valiant armed forces with over 5,000 soldiers having embraced Shahadat.
She further warned that Pakistan's armed forces were ready to defend the country's borders and thwart any threat of aggression, the report said.
(Posted on 13-08-2014)