Pakistan Escalates Diplomatic Standoff, Cancels Indian Envoy Ajay Bisaria's Lecture In Lahore

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The current round of diplomatic provocation between India and Pakistan has erupted after Pakistan cancelled lecture of Indian High commissioner Ajay Bisaria 24 hours before it was scheduled to start.

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Updated On:

The current round of diplomatic provocation between India and Pakistan has erupted after Pakistan cancelled lecture of Indian High commissioner Ajay Bisaria 24 hours before it was scheduled to start. Ajay Bisaria was informed about the cancellation via a letter from National School of Public Policy where the lecture was scheduled to take place. However, no reason was listed down for the same. He was to address the 109 National Management Course in Lahore, Pakistan.

This comes after India cancelled the proposed Foreign Ministers' meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA last week. During the UNGA address, Sushma Swaraj denIed the fact that India does not want to initiate communication with Pakistan and said that 'talks with Pakistan have begun many times. However, the only thing the stopped India was Pakistan’s behaviour'.

She further slammed Pakistan for extending its support to the masterminds of terrorist attacks, giving special attention on 9/11 attack in US and 26/11 attack in India.

“Osama Bin Laden, the architect and ideologue of 9/11 was given safe haven in Pakistan. America had declared Osama bin Laden it's most dangerous enemy, and launched an exhaustive, worldwide search to bring him to justice. What America perhaps could not comprehend was that Osama would get sanctuary in a country that claimed to be America's friend and ally: Pakistan. Eventually, America's intelligence services discovered the truth of this hypocrisy, and its special forces delivered justice. But Pakistan continued to behave as if nothing had happened. " the EAM added. However, Sushma Swaraj expressed her concern over the brain behind the 26/11, Hafiz Saeed who “still roams around the streets of Pakistan with impunity”. 

Earlier in September, Imran Khan had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for a resumption of peace and for talks.

Read: ACCESSED: Pakistan PM Imran Khan's Letter To PM Modi Seeking Talks. Read The Letter Here

In the letter, which has been accessed by Republic TV, the cricketer-turned-head of state sought a meeting between India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) scheduled to be held starting September 25. Imran Khan's letter entailed the first formal proposal by either country for a substantive engagement between the two countries. 

 

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