Pakistan on Thursday accused India of trying to exonerate individuals, involved in Samjhauta Express attack, that resulted in the killing of 42 Pakistan citizens. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammed Nafees Zakaria said the issue had also figured during the meeting between the two foreign secretaries last month in New Delhi. “It is only through fair, timely and judicious administration of justice that any society can sustain itself as a respected member of global community,” he said, when asked about clean chit to Sadhvi Pragya and others in Malegaon and other terror related cases. The spokesperson further said normalisation of relations between India and Pakistan would require sincere efforts, good faith and commitment from both the countries. “We have already conveyed that the dialogue process will not be a concession from one side to the other but a modest modus vivendi in inter-state relations,” he added.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>He also denied that Pakistan during its strategic dialogue with the US has agreed to sign the MTCR (Missile Technology Control Regime), asserting that Islamabad will only sign if other countries in the region also sign it, putting the onus on India.On Afghanistan’s disinterest in the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) meeting that involved the US, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan to rope in Taliban in talks, Pakistan spokesperson said doubting his country’s intention was not only wrong, but it also strengthens those elements that do not want to see peace in Afghanistan. Afghan representation was at a very low level at the 5th QCG meeting in Islamabad. The Afghan Ambassador in Islamabad Dr Omer Zakhiwal even blamed the Haqqani Network and Pakistan’s reluctance to act against them. In a big blow to Pakistan, Afghan government on its own has finalised a peace deal with a militant group Hizb-e-Islami, while Taliban have rejected the talks. Zakhiwal had even lamented that despite best efforts, misunderstandings between the two countries cannot be removed. Pakistan spokesperson said In context of the statement of the Afghan ambassador, both sides realise that their relationship is rooted in history, bound by similarity of cultures and religious affinity. He cautioned that differences would only serve the interests of the adversaries who do not want to see peace in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan calls for justice to Samjhauta blast victims