Seething at India's temerity to raise the ceasefire violation, entering of Indian territory by Pak troops and the barbaric decapitation of 2 soldiers, Khar went on to say, "Any statement coming from a billion people from India does not deserve a response from Pakistan".
Shockingly, she went on to add, Pakistan hoped that the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control would not be a setback to or derail the peace process with India.
"You asked whether this will set back or derail the (peace) process. I will hope not and I (do not) see it derailing or setting back the process," Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said during a news conference at the Foreign Office this afternoon.
"I hope both the countries will show their commitment to correct (the situation) as we are showing our commitment to correct," she said in response to a flurry of questions about two clashes along the LoC that left one Pakistani and two Indian soldiers dead.
Khar reiterated Pakistan's offer to have the clashes investigated by the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan. India has outrightly rejected this offer.
"We have asked for (a probe by) UNMOGIP and conveyed to the Indian side that this is an option which is on the table because we clearly have nothing to hide. We would want a third party to investigate the matter and set the record straight," she said.
The situation had deteriorated because of "some unnecessary statements and unnecessary atmospherics which were created," she contended.
She said the two countries have mechanisms in place to deal with "challenges like the one we have been faced with in the last week... so that we can continue as normal neighbours".
As part of these efforts, the Directors General of Military Operations of the two countries had been in contact and a protest had been lodged by Pakistan's Foreign Office with the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, she said.
Khar repeatedly said that the government and people of Pakistan were committed to normalising relations with India and ruled out an official response to every statement being made by Indian political leaders on the clashes along the LoC.
"The Pakistan government and the Pakistani people have demonstrated a deep, abiding commitment to normalise and improve relations with India and to really start a journey of trust-building," she said.
The Pakistan People's Party-led government, she said, had been "walking the talk on giving India very pragmatic and specific messages, for instance through trade normalisation and visa liberalisation".
The Pakistan government is "leading towards a track which is of trust-building and normalising this region which has been very unstable because of irresponsible actions and statements", Khar said.
The government would not do anything that would promote or contribute to instability, she added.
Khar said Pakistan had been "a bit appalled and unpleasantly surprised to see such strong statements emanating four days after (a Pakistani soldier) lost his life" in a clash along the LoC on Sunday.
She said it was also "unfortunate" that there were "contradictory statements" from Indian Army officials on whether an Indian soldier had been decapitated.
However, she acknowledged that there was now "a sense of trying to de-escalate on their (Indian) side from those statements and I think that is the right way to go".
Asked about Pakistan's failure to meet a December 31 deadline for giving Most Favoured Nation-status to India, Khar said the government was committed to normalising all aspects of bilateral relations, including trade and commerce.
"Let me convey once again our commitment to normalise relations with India...and we are talking about normalising (ties) in all aspects. So I like to look at it as trade normalisation because we are not granting India any special favours. We are granting India the same treatment that we grant to 180 countries," she said.
"There is a commitment of this government to go ahead with that. There are processes which need to be pursued and a delay of a few weeks here or there (in giving MFN-status) should not be too much of a worry," she added.
Khar said Pakistan was keen to ensure that there were no "invisible barriers" to trade.
"It's easy to normalise trade by giving each other MFN-status but Pakistan is committed to ensure that there are no visible or invisible barriers to trade. Tariff and non-tariff barriers should cease to exist," she said.
The Pakistan government has reportedly held up the grant of MFN-status after several ministries and trade lobbies contended that rapid trade liberalisation would allow Indian goods and products to swamp the Pakistani market.
What ever she may be, India too needs some young, good looking and fit politicians with good knowlege of English or their mother tongue to represent our country.Instead of criticising her lets listen to her view points.Most of our politicians look haggard, old,suffering from dementia and are busy for their own family rather than the country.Let's put SobhnaAzmi as our external affairs minister.
We (politicians) in India teach women how to be or not to be, on a daily basis. Pakis make this glamour doll to speak on their billions' behalf , sit back and enjoy the miserable show that our government is putting up.
She, Hina, under the dream of becoming Pak's PM for her illicit relation with the Mr 10% son, has started showing her extra ordinary power than the terrorist His Sayeed and the even so called powerful Kayai? On whose behalf she is jumping to and fro is unknown, but she has has got some definite suport, is there an foeign viz USA or otherwise to her comments? oNE COMPEL TO think so.....
one day after saying that trades routes were not get affected, 20 trucks carrying food and fruits from J&K were not allowed in Pakistan at Poonch border. Where is the commitment of Pakistan and Ms Hina Rabbani? It is rhetoric and blatant bluff from her and Pakistan Govt. India must teach less ion to perpetrators of heinous crime of decapitation of two solders bodies 4 days ago.
BRUTALITY BY PAK ARMY OF TWO INDIA JAWANS ONE BEHEADED ND OTHER'S THROAT SLITED IS A MATTER OF SHAME. RABNI SHOD LEARN ONE HAILSTROM FROM INDIA WILL WASH OUT PAK AND YOU WUD NOWHERE BE SEEN. REST THE TIME IS APPROACHING SINCE YOUR BELICOSE STATEMENTS HAV PROVOKED MORE THAN ONE BN PEOPLE OF INDIA. INDIA IS ONE BILLION AND TWENTYFIVE CRORES. TRY TO LEARN FROM PAST. YOU ARE FOREIGN MINISTER NOT FOREIGN FIGHTER OF PAKISTAN.
What is wrong with an independent body investigating? Do we have something to hide????
Your historical knowledge is poor. Pakistan wants to internationalize to make J&K issue thru UN probe. It is far fetched scheme to implecatevIndis for division of J&K which acseded by an instrument signed by Maharaja Hari Singh with India.
your commit is immature, UN has already ordered to do plebiscite in J&K,for which India is not serious you,there is temporary accord of Sheikh Abdula with Nehru in 1948.Now India In Kashmir is by military might,forcabily they have curbed the Kashmir,we want freedom from India,Pakistan, and China.Live and let live
What a slap to Important and Shameless Central Leadership of India !!.
Common sense Mrs Khar..the Billion Indians know that the political leaders of Pak can only wag their tails in front of their masters; Army and the fanatics. You dont want to end up hanging or fall in a hail of bullets a la the Bhuttos. Your rhetoric is nothing but Cowardice. Billion Indians know that..we are sympathisinng with you and the people of your country !
The UPA Govt and apologists of Paki terror complex want to give Nobel prize to Hina and Padma Sree
Hindus are impotent by nature and won't hesitate to stab in the back of fellow hindus. We have historical proofs of Jaichands. The same thing is currently being played out by the Congress. We have the Srinivisans and Rajiv Shuklas of BCCI who will do anything for a few hundred crores (that's a lot of money right!!). Rabbani Khar knows very well that there are 1.2 billion Indians out of which 200 million are Muslims who mostly are pro-pakistan. So she has cleverly excluded them and mentioned 1 billion Indians (she possibly wanted to say 1 billion Hindus knowing fully well Muslims can't be Indians in the first place!!!). Meanwhile our spineless weak-kneed PM Muan-Mohan Singh has chosen to remain silent, true to his nature. Infact (Wo)Manmohan Singh is a classic example of a woman's soul trapped in a man's body. We have made ourselves a laughing stock in front of the entire world!!!
Headlnes Rabani's affair with Zardari's son , what else you expect from her, Hindus are impotent ,it's a matter of time when 200 muslims of India will turn into 2 billion,,
Pakistan Foreign Affairs Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has created another controversy that Pakistan is not bond to reply to any of the demand of the Indian People . Really Pakistan has no words to utter on this sensitive issue of barbaric Act at Line of Control killing Two India Jawans and chopping their Heads . Really it is clear violation of International Code of Cease Fire . As it is expected that if Pakistan Fails to take serious not of this incident the future out come of Peace Talks between India and Pakistan can be in dilemma . In India there have been agitations through out in protest against the brutal killing of Indian Jawans . What Pakistan has in mind is still yet not known but one thing is clear that India wants Peace with the Neighbors but India is enough strong to give a reply to the Neighboring Country if they sideline India's Demand .The need of time is defuse the prevailing tension at the International Border .
Pakistan was founded on lie and functions on deception and lie. Islam allows 'Taquiya' (deception and lie). Trust me, this is sanctioned in the religion. Look at her, she says with a straight face all the lies and deception knowing very well that this is deception and lie and two-faced. Deception is their right. The problem is with India. The idiots in UPA government, and before all other governments believed that they can do business with India. Every time they get cheated, fooled and lied. The story gets repeated once again. Pakis know it. Most Indian muslims know this. You can easily fool India. Threaten India. Provoke India. Kill Indians with impunity. Terrorize India. No one in the world is going to bother with this. The impotency is with Congress government now. With the kind of weak PM we have, what are you going to expect. He will say fitting reply will be given. What fitting reply can you expect from this government?
She lacks the sensitivity of a trained diplomat. And yes a billion people, in a democratic setting are enraged. And that means for something. And while you may not wish to consider us worthy of a reply, rest assured that these very billion people will ask the Indian Government why we are accepting the unacceptable.She is clearly unaware of how civilized and professional armies are expected to conduct themselves.Even today there is a ceasefire violation. I've lost track of the violations of the ceasefire by this state which increasingly seems like a failed state. I am also amazed that the US for its short term gain has not taken a strong position. What would its response have been if it was a US soldier. Double standards at play.
I have only one request from our army please save this country from Pakis.Our politicians are interested only bribes,scams and so on...
As long as we have vote bank politics and minority mind set apppeasement politicians we have no way to tell this country to stop hatred towards India. For the politicians of that country to survive on this hatred policy of the country that is the only way they can divert the attention of the public to survive.Here in our country THE MINDSET OF MINORITY AND RESERVATIONS IS THE BANE OF THE COUNTRY EVEN AFTER 6 DECADES OF INDEPENDENCE WE LACK THE POLITICIANS WITH VISION TO TREAT ALL INDIANS AS INDIANS AND ENACT A COMMON LAW FOR ALL INDIANS WITH OUT ANY RELATION TO RELIGION,REGION,CASTE ETC. IT IS UNFORTUNATE TO DAY WE DO NOT HAVE A LEADER LIKE SARDAR,PV, LALBAHDUR EXCEPT PEOPLE WHO ARE DAY IN AND DAY OUT PRAISE THE FAMILY OF INEEFICIENTS FOR THEIR OWN SURVIVAL.WAKE UP VOTERS DUMP THESE SYCHOPHANTS FOR YOUR OWN AND NEXT GEN FUTURE. JAIHIND
We should teach a lesson to Pakistan so only Hina will response politely. Her statement is proactive please shut up.
i can understand a Maj your bloods are boiling. For me to as a patriotic indian. But the elected govt. of ours is so different and they are in a mood of planning how to play test cricket and T20. Hockey already started. shame on us not with pak.
Well well Ms Khar should the Indians forget the attack on Parliament, the hijacking of the Indian Airlines plane. attack on the J&K assembly, Mumbai mayhem, and the list goes on. A country where the so called civilian government cannot control terrorists (or is it a convenient proxy for Pak govt. policy?) and the Pak army do not care two hoots for what your government says. So why can you take responsibility for non-state actors? After all they are Pakis. Or is your country close to collapse sitting with a begging bowl for US donations? No need to reply to a billion Indians when your own home grown terrorists will do a number on you. Then you will possibly have to eat your words. Oh I forgot the 90,000 prisoners of war from 1971 when the Indians whacked you so hard that macho army was shown to be what they are. Bullying raping Bengalis but had no stomach for a real fight when they ran into a real army. Kargil you army & govt. refused to take back your own bodies of soldiers. Lovely.
This high profile fashion icon of Pakistan won't dare to enter India again if our Govt. ask guts to justify her response. Why is Sonia Gandhi keeping mum when the whole country is furious. Our whole leadership has lost its courage to fight against the evil.
India do believe in dialogue and MS Rabani is not interested in listing to one billion indian, then CUTOFF relations for ever.
she must be butchered !
Pretty provocative comments from the pak fm. Does our govt have the guts to take a tough stand....?
Even if pakistan kills 200, instaed of 2, nothing is going to happen. This is because anything that does not affect its votebanks, doesn't affect this government. In fact, we Indians are to be blamed for this, because this is the mindset, attitude and beliefs of these fellows, who we have voted to lead us. Now, keep enjoying the consequences. If nOt yet satisfied by 2014, then the process can be repeated, till we cease to exist as a country.
Pakistan has never been up to any commitment. After giving such irresponsible answer she is expecting the smooth peace talks??? Impossible. About MFN, still they are zipped. I am sure what does the statement "Pakistan was keen to ensure that there were no 'invisible barriers' to trade." means - such as infiltration, terrorism trade etc. etc. etc.... Dual nature Pak. Shame!!!
INDIA DESERVES THIS. OF LATE, THE FOREIGN POLICY OF INDIAN GOVT IS VERY BAD AND DONE WITHOUT WISDOM. THE PRIME MINISTER, WHO IS A FINANCIAL MANAGER, DOES NOT HAVE DIPLOMATIC SKILLS. THE GENTLEMAN WHO HAD DIPLOMATIC SKILLS WAS SENT TO RASHTRAPATHI BHAVAN FOR NO FAULT OF HIS!! SONIA NEVER WANTED PRANAB TO REMAIN WITHIN THE GOVT TO TAKE OVER THE PM POST IF CONGRESS EVER COMES TO POWER, AS IT IS HER DREAM TO BE OCCUPIED BY THE MOST INCAPABLE INDIVIDUAL, HAPPENS TO BE HER SON, RAHUL. INDIA NEEDS A GOVT WHICH COULD WORK WELL WITH NEIGHBOURS AND WHICH COULD FIGHT WELL WITH THEM, IF REASONS ARISES. SM KRISHNA WAS PROFUSELY PRAISING CHINA AS 'BHAI BHAI' AND NOW THE NEW INCUMBENT, A MUSLIM HAS NOT MUCH IN HIS BASKET TO SHOUT AT PAKISTAN, NOR HIS SLEEPING JUNIOR E.AHMED, ALSO A MUSLIM HAS ANYTHING. SO, PAKISTAN BECAME LIKE ERRATIC DOG. ATE THE MEAT PIECE, BITE ITS MASTER AND AGAIN BARKING AT HIM!!! WHEN WILL WE GET THE DREAM PRIME MINISTER. AT THIS TIME, I REALLY WANT NARENDRA MODI TO TAKE OVER.
Forget Pakistan, even small countries like MALDIVES, NEPAL, B'DESH are arrogantly behaving with India and we are following Kuch Mat Dekho, Kuch mat Bolo, Kuch mat Suno aur Kuch mat Karo on intl' platform.But inside and on our home ground we are following sirf corruption karo, rape karo, caste based politics karo, divisive communal politics karo aur sabse main..Huge scams karo. SHAME ON US !!!!We rightly deserve this treatment.