Astana (Kazakhstan): Pakistan`s claim
about reduction in trust deficit with India on Wednesday got a sharp
rebuke from External Affairs Minister S M Krishna who said he
was yet to see the initiatives Islamabad has taken to rein in
terror as many training camps still exist there.
Pakistan`s Interior Minister Rahman Malik, who was
attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit here,
said that the trust deficit with Pakistan had reduced
following the several rounds of talks between ministers and
top officials of the two countries.
"I think it will have to be assessed. The question
still remains very much unanswered that there are training
camps still in Pakistan," Krishna told reporters accompanying
him on visit to Kazakhstan.
He was asked to react to Malik`s claims.
"We have repeatedly brought it to the notice of the
Government of Pakistan that these terror training outfits will
have to be abandoned and I do not know of the initiatives that
the Government of Pakistan has taken to dismantle these terror
motivating outfits," Krishna said.
Asked whether five rounds of talks with Pakistan since
April last year have made any progress, the minister was
cautious and said "the foreign secretaries of the two
countries are meeting very soon and we will make our
assessment on how it goes."