ISLAMABAD - PTI leader and spokesperson to Chairman Imran Khan Dr Shireen Mazari Friday expressed dismay over the manner in which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeased India in his meeting with the Indian PM.

At a time when the Indian leadership is actively targeting Pakistan in all international forums, from the UNSC to the BRICS and SCO Summits, the Pakistani PM was unable to use the opportunity to put forward Pakistan's case, especially in relation to terrorism and Indian involvement in the same especially in Balochistan, said Dr Mazari in a statement.

Mazari, who is also MNA and member NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, said that the unfortunate result of PM Nawaz Sharif's appeasing approach towards a belligerent PM Modi has also allowed India to exploit the international media, which is focusing on Modi's new "man of peace" image. Sadly, while the Indian foreign ministry and media have taken the initiative to define the narrative of the Sharif-Modi meeting, our Foreign Office and Information Department have been caught napping again.

Mazari said that everyone wanted peace and stability in the region and it cannot be achieved without détente between Pakistan and India, but peace cannot be achieved through appeasement - as history has shown only too often. It has to be premised on mutual respect and conflict resolution. The present Indian leadership has shown no inclination towards either - as it is pursuing a belligerent course against Pakistan on all forums including actively seeking to sabotage the CPEC.