By omitting Lavrov’s crucial clarification that his criticism of the Quad was solely directed at outside players’ attempt to militarize that officially economically driven group and leaving out his reference to his “American colleagues’” efforts to exploit its relationship with ASEAN for joint anti-Russian purposes, Dawn left their readers with the false impression that Russia’s top diplomat was implying that India is part of these two plots, thus suggesting that bilateral ties have recently become troubled.
It must be understood that the Dawn is no longer what it once was. i.e. the most respected and trustworthy newspaper in Pakistan.
It is now pro military, as well as pro PMLN and anti PTI.
The pro american military is anti Russian.
I doubt if this was a reporting or editorial mistake.