India undermining peace in region: Asif

SIALKOT: Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif Sunday said that India had sabotaged talks with Pakistan just to undermine the peace in the region due to its fanatic approach.

Talking to APP here at Muslim League House, he said that Pakistan was serious for talks as it was the only to settle disputes, however, pre-conditions for resuming the dialogue process were not acceptable.

India seemed to be reluctant to restart the talks, he added.

He alleged that the negative attitude of the Modi government was disrupting the peace process, rather it was trying to create unrest in the region.

“India is making efforts to weaken Pakistan economically,” he said adding that it forces were violating Line of Control (LOC) and Working Boundary just to engage Pakistan armed forces.

India, Khawaja Asif said, however underestimated Pakistan whose forces were fully capable to protect geo-political borders of the country. India was backing terrorists in Pakistan but the Pakistan Army with the support of masses was purging the country of terrorists once for all.

The Defence Minister said that Zarb-i-Azb operation was going on successfully which would continue till the elemination of terrorists.