Kolkata, Jan 14: Pakistan High Commissioner in India Shahid Malik on Friday dismissed as “allegations” reports that fake Indian currency recovered in Delhi was printed in his country.
“These are allegations and these are charges. The media has been mentioning that. I have also read about it. But as I said, these are allegations which keep surfacing from time to time,” Malik told reporters when asked to comment about reports that the currency was printed in Pakistan.
Earlier, speaking at an interactive session on‘India-Pakistan Bilateral Trade', Malik said normalisation of relation between the two countries was of critical importance in realising the vision of a peaceful and progressive South Asia.
Observing that Pakistan's geo-strategic location gave it an “unrivalled relevance” in the region and beyond, he said, “This places on Pakistan the onerous responsibility of prudent conduct of its relation with our immediate neighbours and, indeed, with the rest of the world.”
Both countries are engaged in a dialogue for the last five years and discussions were taking place on eight topics including Kashmir, bilateral trade, people-to- people contact and water-related issues, he said, adding, “We in Pakistan hope the dialogue with India would be uninterrupted and uninterruptable.”
Describing Pakistan as a “responsible nuclear power”, he said, “We are not seeking hegemony anywhere in the world, but at the same time, we will not accept it from any quarter.”