‘India treated Nawaz like a schoolboy'

Imran unhappy with PM for avoiding Hurriyat Conference in New Delhi

NEW DELHI – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was treated like a 'schoolboy' when he visited India to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony last week, Indian media reported on Tuesday.

The NDTV reported that Prime Minister Nawaz had struck a bargain on Kashmir by not meeting representatives of the Hurriyat Conference in New Delhi. Talking to the channel, Imran raised questions that if Nawaz Sharif could meet Indian leaders in Delhi, then why could he not hold a meeting with those representing the Hurriyat Conference.

Earlier, National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz had said that the India trip of Nawaz Sharif for the inauguration of Modi was in itself such a seismic event - the first time ever for a Pakistani leader - that it would have been unrealistic to expect any substantive breakthroughs.

Nawaz Sharif met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 27 for the bilateral talks. The two leaders discussed different issues and agreed that they needed to address all conflicts to end the distrust between the two sides. The Kashmir issue was discussed but not substantially, the channel reported.

Nawaz Sharif did not meet the Hurriyat leadership as it was a ceremonial visit to India, Aziz told journalists upon his return from India.

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