Dialogue between Pakistan-India to help reduce tension on LoC: Sartaj

Pakistan not in arms race with India

LAHORE: Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz says dialogue with India will be held on all issues including longstanding Kashmir dispute.

Talking to newsmen in Lahore on Sunday, he said India cancelled Foreign Secretary level talks and that is India who restored these talks. He said there would be no talks with India minus Kashmir issue.

To a question, Sartaj Aziz said dialogue between the two countries will help reduce tension on Line of Control.  He said that Pakistan has never joined India in arms race.

The Advisor said that national security is an important part of Pakistan’s foreign policy.  He said that there is complete  harmony between political and military leadership which is essential for national security.

He said Pakistan has the capability to defend itself.  He said operation Zarb-e-Azb is successfully continuing to eliminate terrorism from the country.

The Advisor said confidence building environment has been restored with Kabul and cooperation with Afghanistan in intelligence sharing and defence sector has improved. He said Pakistan will never allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan.

Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz on Sunday stated that the dialogues with India can only be held if it shows concern over Kashmir dispute.

 

INP

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