New Delhi: In a strong reaction to Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit's statement over Indo-Pak peace process, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said that he should go back now.
Speaking to ANI, Swamy said, “We must ask Abdul Basit to go home and call our ambassador back from Pakistan.”
During an event at the Foreign Correspondents club in the national capital today, Basit had said that the peace process between India and Pakistan is suspended.
“As far as I know there is no meeting scheduled between two foreign secretaries (India-Pak) yet. Let’s see if we are able to commence the dialogue process (Indo-Pak)," Pakistan High Commissioner said.
"There shouldn’t be any doubt that Pak wants to have a normal and peaceful relationship with India. However, there is no shortcut to achieving a lasting peace. Nor does cherry-picking work. What we need is to engage uninterruptedly, comprehensively, and meaningfully," he said, adding, "We all are aware of those who seek to create unrest in Pakistan and destabilize it. They are bound to fail as the people of Pakistan are united to effectively counter anti-Pakistan subversive activities on basis of sovereign equality and mutual interest. There is national consensus on this in Pakistan."