Taking the Afghanistan NSA’s statement in view where he rejected Pakistan’s claim that it had received a proposal to swap Kulbhushan Jadhav for a terrorist, India on Friday said that it was another addition to Islamabad’s imaginary lies.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif said that he received offer from an NSA to swap Jadhav with a terrorist stationed in Afghanistan jail during a meeting. But, Khwaja concealed the identity of NSA and the terrorist.
However, the office of the Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar issued a statement saying there was no mention or reference of India or an Indian citizen during his meeting with the Pakistani foreign minister on September 21 in New York.
Khwaja had told that Pakistan received a proposal to swap Jadhav for a terrorist who carried out the horrific 2014 Peshawar school attack and is now jailed in Afghanistan.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the statement by the office of the Afghan NSA suggested that the claim by Asif was one more addition to the long list of "imaginary lies" by Pakistani establishment.
The MEA spokesperson also referred to Pakistan’s use of a “fake picture” in the United Nations General Assembly recently, adding the Pakistan Foreign Minister’s claim was another lie.
With PTI inputs