New Pak foreign minister blames India for worsening ties

Addressing his maiden press conference since taking charge, Khawaja Asif warned that Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be construed as its weakness.

Pakistan's newly appointed foreign minister Khawaja Asif at Parliament House  in Islamabad on August 1.
Pakistan's newly appointed foreign minister Khawaja Asif at Parliament House in Islamabad on August 1.(AFP)

Pakistan's newly appointed foreign minister has said India was not responding positively to improve ties despite various overtures from Islamabad, and alleged New Delhi was conspiring with Washington to sabotage the Indus Water Treaty.

“Pakistan has always wanted to have good relations with its neighbours, especially India and Afghanistan, but both countries were not giving any positive response to Pakistan’s initiatives for durable peace in the region,” Khawaja Muhammad Asif told reporters at the PML-N House in Islamabad in his maiden press conference after taking charge.

He warned that Pakistan’s desire for peace and good relations with neighbours should not be construed as its weakness.

India was also supporting the conspiracies being hatched by Afghanistan against Pakistan in a bid to destabilise this country economically and politically, he alleged.


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