Shiv Sena asks Pakistan to take the first step towards better ties with India

Mumbai: Dismissing Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement that Islamabad will take ‘effective action’ against terror groups, the Shiv Sena on Friday said it was a customary fake promise while asserting that if Pakistan wants to fix ties with India, then they will have to take the first step.

Nawaz Sharif

“They have been saying forever that terrorism including the LeT will be stopped and action will be taken on Hafeez Saeed and Dawood, but nothing has happened. This is because nothing is in Nawaz Sharif’s hands. He is the Prime Minister but someone else in running the country. The government has no control over their military and the terrorist groups,” Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told ANI.

The Shiv Sena has been vehemently protesting against Pakistan by boycotting the entry of their nationals into the country saying that until Islamabad mends its terrorist activities and stops attacking India, there can be no ties between the nations in any way.

The United States had clearly mentioned earlier that Pakistan’s relationship with India is critical to Islamabad’s future while emphasised on trying to mend the hostile relations between the two countries. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in the United States of America for a three day visit.