New Delhi, March 14: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj slammed Pakistan for harbouring terrorists on its soil and questioned Imran Khan over Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar. Speaking at an event on Wednesday, Sushma Swaraj said Imran Khan should hand over Masood Azhar to India if he really wants peace. Swaraj said India is ready for dialogue with Pakistan 'in an atmosphere free from terror'.
"Some people say Imran Khan is a statesman. He is generous and wants peace. If he is so generous then he should hand over JeM chief Masood Azhar to India. Let's see how generous he is," Swaraj said. She lambasted Islamabad for letting terror outfits use its soil to carry out anti-India activities. Speaking at an event on 'India's World: Modi Government's Foreign Policy', Swaraj said Pakistan must stop providing safe havens to terrorists if it wants to talk. Kartarpur Corridor Talks Today: India to Ask Pakistan Not to Use Holy Shrine For Pro-Khalistan Propaganda.
"We have made it clear that terror and talks cannot go together. We are ready to engage with Pakistan in an atmosphere free from terror and violence. You say you want to talk on terror and want peace but Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed kills our brave jawans in Pulwama," she said. The minister further hit out at Imran Khan government for 'lying on Azhar's presence in Pakistan'. Here’s How China Blocked the Listing of Masood Azhar at the UNSC.
Watch: Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan on terror
#WATCH EAM Sushma Swaraj in Delhi: We are ready to engage with Pakistan in atmosphere free from terror. Some people say Imran Khan is a statesman, if he is so generous then he should hand over JeM chief Masood Azhar to India. Let's see how generous he is. (13.03) pic.twitter.com/kgnDfv8gOY
— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019
"Your foreign minister says Masood Azhar is in Pakistan and is very unwell. Later, your army says he is not in Pakistan. You also denied Osma Bin Laden's presence in Pakistan but he was found there. How many times would you lie?" Swaraj said.