ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has said that the statement of Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was surprising and if she was serious and determined about Pakistan-India relations then she should neither talk in riddles nor indulge in political point scoring.

Reacting to last day’s statement of the Indian minister, he said Sushma Swaraj should openly explain as which powers do not want restoration of Pak-India relations.

Extremist organizations like RSS, Abhinav Bharat and Shiv Sena and their relations and influence with the Indian government were the biggest hurdle in bringing Pakistan-India relations to normalcy, he said. “If the government of India was serious in restoring ties with Pakistan then why the doors of dialogue had been closed for a long period,” he asked.

He said that relations of the Prime Minister of Pakistan with any country or head of state were linked to the interests of Pakistan. “It was not appropriate for the Indian Foreign Minister to give them personal colour,” he added.