Pak, In­dia Should Avoid ‘Con­spir­a­cies’ Against Each Other, says Sharif

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Pak­istan and In­dia should have friendly and good neigh­bourly re­la­tions and avoid hatch­ing con­spir­a­cies against each other, Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif has said. Sharif told re­porters ac­com­pa­ny­ing him on his visit to Turkey that even dur­ing the elec­tion cam­paign in Pak­istan, his party did not adopt the pol­icy of “In­dia bash­ing” and ended this neg­a­tive tra­di­tion. “We [Pak­istan and In­dia] should main­tain good re­la­tions and avoid in­volv­ing in con­spir­a­cies against each other,” he said, with­out elab­o­rat­ing. In­dia and Pak­istan re­la­tions have been strained for the past over an year. The bi­lat­eral ties nose­dived par­tic­u­larly af­ter an at­tack on In­dian Army base in Uri on Septem­ber 18 last year by ter­ror­ists from across the bor­der.—

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