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India has not officially conveyed plan to seal border: Pakistan

ANI  |  Lahore [Pakistan] 

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria has stated that has not formally conveyed any plans to to completely seal its border with by December 2018.

According to Dawn, when asked to comment on Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh's remarks that would seal the border with completely by December 2018, Zakaria said, "we don't have the details."

He further said that on the one hand the Indian government talked of establishing a peaceful neighbourhood, and on the other, their actions contradicted their claims.

Zakaria expressed his regret over not sharing evidence on the Samjhota Express incident, despite India's commitment to do so and claimed that the knew that the attack, which killed mostly Pakistanis, was carried out by "and Abhinav Bharat's operatives".

Highlighting the Kashmir issue, he re-iterated that Pakistan would continue to raise the human rights situation there at all bilateral and international forums.

Reacting to Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that the Indian government has no intention of providing proof of the surgical strikes claimed to have been carried out by the across the LoC, he said that was "desperate to divert attention of the international community from grave human rights violations" in Kashmir.

Zakaria emphasised that Pakistan was not facing international isolation and was very much engaged in affairs, adding that a number of multilateral events and high-level visits are taking place in and out of Pakistan.

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 13:05 IST