MP of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held discussions with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and junior external affairs minister VK Singh on Sunday.
Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, a Hindu parliamentarian from Pakistan, denied Islamabad’s involvement in the February 14 terror attack, where a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF personnel in the Kashmir valley.
“I assured (Sushma Swaraj) that there is no Pakistani involvement in the Pulwama attack. We should move in a positive direction, we want peace,” ANI quoted Vankwani saying.
Vankwani said that he will help mediate between the governments of India and Pakistan to defuse tension in the wake of the Pulwama attack.
“If you have any apprehension, tell me about it. I will share it with my government. I will also speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in this regard,” news agency PTI quoted him as saying at an event organised in New Delhi in connection with the Kumbh Mela.
Vankwani was quoted telling The Express Tribune that he has communicated a “positive note” to Indian leaders and “I hope there will now be a change in their behaviour”. “I told the Indian foreign minister that in Pakistan its captain’s [Prime Minister Imran Khan’s] government now; he is a Pathan and he does what he says. We assure you that no Pakistani institution is involved in Pulwama attack. If India provides evidence, we will facilitate the investigation.”
Vankwani is the founder of the Pakistan Hindu Council and was earlier a member of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.