Govt has done enough to curb militancy, says Malik
NEW DELHI ASSERTING that Islamabad has done more than enough to curb breeding of militancy from it’s soil, Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Shahid Malik, has said that his country condemns all forms of terrorism.
“Yes, we have done more than what we feel that we should be doing, we have gone out of our way in trying to convince the international community and our friends that we being the victims of terrorism in Pakistan it is in our interest, no body should be more keen than Pakistan to see that terrorism wherever it takes place is condemned strongly by Pakistan,” Malik told Asian News International (ANI) in an exclusive interview in New Delhi on Friday.
“So, Pakistan has done enough if you look at the past few years what Pakistan has done in the context of curbing terrorism or the steps that Pakistan has taken, I think we have really been very sincerely sincere about it,” he added.
Speaking over the issue of visa agreement with India Malik clarified that there was no delay from Pakistan and hoped that the accord soon sees the light of the day.
“The officials in Pakistan and in India have already agreed to the various provisions of the visa agreement that is also being accepted by the government of Pakistan whatever was presented to the political leadership,” said Malik.
“It is only a matter of time our Interior Minister also made the same point to the visiting Home Secretary of Pakistan. So rest assured it is also in our interest, it is also our desire, that the visa agreement is signed and implemented as soon as possible,” he added.
Visa agreement between India and Pakistan would further boost trade and commerce between the two Asian countries. Malik also commented over Pakistan’s demand of reduction of troops by India in the Siachen glacier region.