Pak not trying enough to combat terrorism: India

ANI | Updated: Nov 03, 2017 23:04 IST

New Delhi [India], November 3 (ANI): India on Friday said that Pakistan has not made enough efforts in combating terrorism or dismantling the terror infrastructure which continues to exist on its soil.

"We feel that Pakistan has not put any enough effort at all in crushing terror or dismantling the terror infrastructure which exists in its territory," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a press briefing in response to a question.

Asserting that Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed is an international designated terrorist by the United Nations, Kumar said that it is the responsibility of the Pakistan government not to allow him space to indulge in terror activities or cross borders.

Dismissing the Pakistani media's claim that the US had offered to mediate between India and Pakistan during Rex Tillerson's recent visit to the country, he said: "There is no truth in such news."

Earlier, Pakistan said that Islamabad welcomes the United States' mediation on the longstanding Kashmir issue and asked Washington to convince New Delhi on the offer, the Nation reported.

To a question about US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer during his recent visit to de-escalate tension between Pakistan and India, he said: "The US has repeatedly stated in both private and public interactions that it wants to see de-escalation between Pakistan and India. We have welcomed these statements by the US officials since Pakistan has also been making consistent efforts to reach out to India with a view to lowering the temperatures."

"The US has repeatedly stated in both private and public interactions that it wants to see de-escalation between Pakistan and India. We have welcomed these statements by the US officials since Pakistan has also been making consistent efforts to reach out to India with a view to lowering the temperatures," Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said during a press briefing. (ANI)

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