NEW DELHI: India described as “an imaginary lie” Pakistan’s assertion that it obtained a proposal to swap alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav for a terrorist accused of perpetrating the Peshawar Military Public Faculty assault in 2014.
“You might have already seen a press launch issued by the Afghan Nationwide Safety Adviser’s workplace. If in case you have gone via the press launch, it appears that is another addition to the lengthy record of imaginary lies and tales created by the Pakistani institution,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar stated at a weekly media briefing right here.
“You might have seen what occurred on the UN Normal Meeting— how a faux image was proven to be from India however it turned out to be from one other nation. So, one other lie has been added to the sequence of lies,” added Kumar.
Pakistan overseas minister Khawaja Asif had claimed Islamabad obtained a proposal to swap Jadhav for a terrorist behind the Peshawar Military Public Faculty assault in 2014. The terrorist, he stated, was now in Afghanistan’s custody.
Talking at Asia Society in New York, Khawaja stated on Wednesday, “The (Afghan) Nationwide Safety Adviser informed me we will change him (Peshawar attacker) for the terrorist you will have, which is Kulbhushan Jadhav,” Asif stated, with out revealing the title of the terrorist. It was additionally instantly unclear when had the Afghan NSA made him the provide.
In keeping with some media reviews, as TOI reported on Friday, Afghan forces had captured Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah.
A supply had informed TOI the Afghan NSA may have been hinting at swapping Fazlullah, needed in Pakistan, in change for Jadhav to Pakistan’s overseas minister.
Contradicting Asif’s declare, workplace of Afghan Nationwide Safety Adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar issued a press release saying there was no point out or reference of India or an Indian citizen throughout his assembly with the Pakistani overseas minister on September 21 in New York. The assertion by Atmar’s workplace stated the 2 sides, throughout the assembly, had detailed discussions on a wide range of points together with bilateral cooperation.
“The 2 sides additionally mentioned sanctuaries in Pakistan and change of the highest 5 Taliban leaders detained in Pakistan.
There was no point out or reference of India or an Indian citizen,” it stated, including Atmar was hopeful that the file of the conferences are reported precisely and details will not be “misconstrued”.