Congress slams Pakistan for talks suspension, terms it as a betrayal

Randeep Surjewala : Congress media cell chief

Randeep Surjewala : Congress media cell chief

Squarely blaming Pakistan for “betraying” the peace process, the Congress termed its suspension by Pakistan as “extremely unfortunate” and also hoped that the Indian government had learnt a lesson from this.

“Pakistan’s unilateral suspension of peace process is extremely unfortunate. It is also a grim reminder of how Pakistan time and again has betrayed the peace process and its commitment to resolve all bilateral issues through peaceful negotiations,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

“We sincerely hope that BJP government has learnt their lesson and refrains from unthought, unconsulted diplomatic moves purely aimed at building Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s larger then life persona at the cost of compromising our nation’s safety and security,” he added.

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit, while addressing a press conference on Thursday, said the peace process between India and Pakistan stood suspended. (IANS)