The opposition assault was led by Shireen Mazari of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf yesterday in parliament as even a key coalition partner expressed reservations over the outcome of talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz at the Heart of Asia conference here, as media reported.
"While the statement categorically addressed Indian concerns over the Mumbai trial, what about Samjhauta Express case and Kashmir cause which the government recently took up at the United Nations and kept on boasting about taking such a bold stand," Mazari said in the National Assembly.
Quoting from the joint statement that 'the Indian side was assured of the steps being taken to expedite the early conclusion of the Mumbai attack trial," she sought clarification about the difference between 'composite' and 'comprehensive' bilateral dialogue.
She wondered whether the resumption of bilateral talks meant Pakistan had relinquished its options to use multilateral forums to take up issues, particularly Kashmir.
She questioned the language of the statement and said the prime minister must clarify it on the floor of the house.


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