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'India wasted opportunity for normalisation of ties with Pak'

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's has said that has not only wasted the opportunity for normalisation of ties with but also restricted the space for peace through its "hostile" stance, according to a media report.

The made the comments yesterday while announcing a policy statement in the Senate, reported.

"The unremittingly hostile, anti-stance by the current has drastically reduced the space for any advocacy of peace," he said.

Khan noted that the also "wasted the opportunity for making peace at a time when a political consensus existed within for improving relations with India".

"Pakistan's perception of threat from is not reflex; it is based upon a thorough assessment of Indian capacity to threaten from an unprecedented position," he said and reminded that "the threat is calculated on capacity, not intent".

The statement was made after warned after Pakistan-based militants attacked a military camp in Sunjuwan in that left six soldiers and a civilian dead.

The paper also reported an escalation in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary.

Violations of a 2003 ceasefire pacta key confidence building measure between and seen a spike in 2017 compared 2015 and 2016, it said.

The pattern has continued this year and there have been more than 200 violations in the first six weeks of 2018, the report said.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 14:40 IST