Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is facing severe criticism following the yesterday’s meeting with Indian steel magnate Sajjan Jindal. Although the meeting was kept secret and Foreign Office did not know about the meeting even, paparazzi somehow managed to find out about it. Maryam Nawaz confirmed the rumour when she tweeted to clear the nature of meeting:
Mr. Jindal is an old friend of the Prime Minister. Nothing 'secret' about the meeting & should not be blown out of proportion. Thank you.
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) April 27, 2017
The relations between India and Pakistan have never been good. The arrest of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav worsened the situation. Now as Pakistan is going to hang him, an expected belligerent reaction has come from the other side of border. According to Indian news channels, India has launched appeal against death sentence. Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother also appealed against the death sentence.
Here comes the reality of so-called biggest democracy. Indians are self-proclaimed terrorism victims, yet they openly support the agent who confessed the misdeeds he did with backing of India, to foster terrorism on Pakistan’s soil. What’s more to come?
The meeting, which brought PM Nawaz in another storm after the Panama Case, covers many stories in it. The ruling party in Pakistan had to make their point so they termed it as back-channel diplomacy. Yet the details have not been made public. Sajjan Jindal, who is close friend of Indian PM Modi, met PM Nawaz Sharif in Murree where the PM went unusually in the middle of week. If this is about diplomatic efforts, let’s take Pakistanis into confidence as well and tell them the details? Or India is burning candle at both ends to save the agent?