Pak. PM lashes out, terms cancellation of talks arrogant
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday expressed his disappointment with the Indian government’s decision to cancel proposed talks between the two Foreign Ministers, terming it an “arrogant & negative response by India to my call for resumption of the peace dialogue.” “All my life I have come across small men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture,” Mr. Khan tweeted, in a clear sign of frustration over his offer for talks having been spurned.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) didn’t immediately respond to Mr. Khan’s outburst.
On Friday, the MEA spokesman had said the killing of policemen in Jammu and Kashmir had revealed “the real face” of Mr. Khan and of Pakistan’s “evil agenda”.
The MEA cited that as the reason for the cancellation of the proposed talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
The MEA’s statement had also referred to stamps issued by the Pakistan postal service that glorified Kashmiri terrorists, including Burhan Wani.