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'Jaitley yet to make firm decision on Pak visit'

Updated: Aug 18, 2016 08:31 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 17 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hasn't made a firm decision as yet on visiting Islamabad for the SAARC Finance Ministers' Conference, said sources, further deepening ambiguity on the matter.

A minister's presence or absence does not shape SAARC rather it is policy that defines SAARC relationships, they said.

On the issue of India's membership to Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), sources said three countries became NSG member without signing Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and thus, India's membership bid to the NSG is very legitimate.

Responding to Prime Minister's Independence Day speech, where he mention of human rights excesses in Balochistan, sources said the speech was made after information he got from Baloch people across the globe.

"The mention of human rights violations in Pakistan (in Red Fort speech of PM) was a natural thing, humanity doesn't stop at borders," they said.

Terming Burhan Wani a "Hizbul Mujahideen recruiter", sources said, "Syed Salahuddin (Hizb chief) and Hafiz Saeed (Lashkar-e-Taiba co-founder and Jama'at-ud-Da'wah chief ) confirmed it without even bothering to hide links." (ANI)