Talks with Pak must continue ‘uninterrupted’: Shotgun

Patna, Jan. 14 (ANI): Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday said dialogue with Pakistan should continue ‘uninterrupted and uninterruptible’.

The Patna Sahib MP also urged his colleagues to refrain from commenting on ‘sensitive issues’ like the dialogue between India and Pakistan.

“All of us should refrain from commenting on the sensitive issue like Pathankot attack. Wherever there is a matter concerning the nation’s integrity and national security, everyone should not comment on it. We should give the ruling regime some time,” Sinha said.

“I believe experts should voice their opinion but that too very carefully. I would like to back Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s comment that at present there is no reason to distrust Pakistan,” he added.

Responding to a question that the Foreign Secretary-level talks should be called off, the BJP MP said dialogue between both sides must continue.

Clearing air over reports of deferment of the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today said Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary and both agreed to reschedule the talks in the near future.

MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup welcomed Pakistan’s move to order an investigation into the Pathankot terror attack.

Reports earlier suggested that Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies had yesterday arrested 12 suspects of the banned Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), including its chief Masood Azhar, over links with the attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

The reports also suggested that a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was informed on Wednesday that offices of JeM that allegedly conducted Pathankot attack were secretly operating in four cities of Punjab. (ANI)

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