Pakistan envoy flays Indian ‘extremists’

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) “Extremist elements” in India do not want improvement in relations with Pakistan, Islamabad’s High Commissioner here Abdul Basit has said.

Taking part in a TV programme, he said Pakistan wanted to address all issues, including terrorism and Kashmir, with India through dialogue, Radio Pakistan on Tuesday quoted him as saying.

The envoy regretted rising violent incidents in Maharashtra, adding that attacks by “extremist Hindus” on Muslims in India were a cause of concern.

“These extremist elements disrupted a scheduled meeting between the heads of the cricket boards of the two countries,” he said.

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