LAHORE - Pakistan is picking up bodies of soldiers and civilians on Line of Control while Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is presenting gifts to his Indian counterpart, said PML-Q Punjab president Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi while analyzing the benefits of Nawaz-Modi surprise meeting.

During a press conference at his residence yesterday, the PML-Q leader said: “There is no doubt that relations between Mian Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi have improved but ties of New Delhi with Islamabad remain the same and her (India) enmity towards Pakistan has not changed a bit.”

“Nawaz Sharif has every right to boost his business but it should not be done on the cost of Pakistan. We will let anyone to compromise the national defence and security policy.

“Modi is using venomous words against Pakistan wherever he goes but Nawaz Sharif is gifting ‘saris’ and mangoes to the Indian premier,” Elahi added.

The former deputy prime minister further said: “The ruling family should not include Pakistan in its personal business with India. Pakistani nation will not accept any secret accord on Kashmir. Modi had proudly mentioned his role in the dismemberment of Pakistan during his visit to Bangladesh,” he said.

“He (Modi) will never let go any opportunity to harm and defame Pakistan. How can we forget the blood of innocent civilians, soldiers and Kashmiris being shed on the Line of Control and other borders,” he questioned.

“I must mention one common bond between Modi and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. They both have martyred Muslims - Modi in Gujarat and Shahbaz Sharif in Model Town Lahore,” commented the PML-Q leader.

Inp adds: Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that his party welcomes the proceeding on talks between Pakistan and India but the Parliament should be taken into confidence prior to initiating dialogues.

In an interview here on Sunday, Fazlur Rehman said that resolution of longstanding Kashmir dispute and other bilateral issues between Pakistan and India was vital for peace and stability in the region and dialogues were the best possible way to resolve the irritants.

He said that JUI-F has always supported dialogues between Pakistan and India but talks should be held on level playing field.

However, he warned that dialogues initiated only on desires and conditions from Indian side were not acceptable at all.

The JUI-F chief said that the Parliament being the supreme national institution should be taken into confidence prior to making any decision regarding dialogues with Indian and all stakeholders should be consulted to settle the agenda of bilateral talks.

He also stressed on the need of keeping Kashmir issue on top in the agenda for bilateral dialogues and said without resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with aspirations of Kashmiri people and UN resolution, no talks can succeed and dreams of restoration of peace and stability in the region could not be materialized.