Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s threat that India will expose Pakistan’s atrocities on the people of Balochistan on the international stage, Islamabad formally invited New Delhi for talks on Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office issued a press releases stating, “The Foreign Secretary called in the Indian High Commissioner this afternoon (August 15, 2016) and handed over a letter addressed to his Indian counterpart, inviting him to visit Pakistan for talks on Jammu and Kashmir dispute.”
A file photo of Indian foreign secretary S Jaishankar with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Chaudhary.
According to the press release, Chaudhary highlighted the need for both India and Pakistan to resolve the dispute according to UNSC resolutions.
Pakistan also observed a black day calling Wani a ‘martyr’. India’s gave a very strong reply to what it called Pakistan’s interference in internal matters by reminding Pakistan of its attempts to “covet the territories of others”.
And for the first time ever in India’s history, a prime minister spoke on the Balochistan matter in an Independence Day speech. Before this, in an all-party meeting, Modi had also reminded Pakistan of the human rights abuses it commits in Balochistan.