Imran Khan criticises 'small men' after India leaders after meeting cancelled

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In a veiled attack at the Indian government, he said that all his life he has come across men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture.

"Disappointed at the arrogant and negative response by India to my call for resumption of the peace dialogue", said PM Khan. In its clarification, it was cited that the evil agenda of Pakistan stands exposed.

India had earlier chose to pull out of the foreign ministers' meeting in NY due to the brutal killings of security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

A statement released by the office of Pakistani government's spokesperson also said India's reasons provided for cancelling the meeting "are entirely unconvincing".

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has decried the Indian leadership as "small men occupying big offices" after they cancelled a high level meeting.

The Indian statement was scathing.

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The foreign minister meeting that had been scheduled in NY for later this month would have been the first high-level contact between India and Pakistan in almost three years.

High level talks between India and Pakistan are rare and the planned meeting in NY, set to be between Pakistan's Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, was only confirmed on Thursday.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for a resumption in talks between Pakistan and India.

Pakistan also recently issued postage stamps of Burhan Wani, a charismatic Kashmiri militant commander killed by Indian troops in July 2016, whose death sparked a wave of violent protests in the territory. Swaraj and Qureshi will head the delegations of their respective countries to the UNGA.

"When the allegations of Pakistan's involvement first appeared, the Pakistan Rangers clearly conveyed to BSF through official channels that Pakistan had nothing to do with it. Pakistan Rangers also extended help in efforts to locate the soldier's body", said the FO statement issued on Friday night. It is part of the Army's professional code of conduct. "We need to maintain peace in the region and it should not be misconstrued as our weakness".

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