Pranab declines to comment on Pak situation

Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today described reports of the possibility of a military coup in Pakistan as "speculation" and declined to comment on the situation in that country.

"These are all speculations. As and when it happens you will come to know. As Finance Minister and as a minister of the Government of India, I cannot indulge in any type of speculation," Mukherjee told reporters when asked to comment on reports of the possibility of an army takeover in Pakistan.

Adressing an interactive session here on Friday, Pakistan High Commissioner in India Shahid Malik had asserted that there is no political instability in his country. Malik, who was addressing the interactive session on `India-Pakistan Bilateral Trade,` said his country`s trade with India was going on normally.