Pakistan urges US to play role in resolving Kashmir dispute

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has urged the United States to play its role to ensure strategic stability in South Asia and resolving the core issue of Kashmir.

This was stated by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry while talking to newsmen in Washington ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s official visit to the United States.

The Foreign Secretary said during the Prime Minister’s visit, we will talk about the tension with India on the Line of Control.

He made it clear that Pakistan wants to have good and peaceful ties with its neighbors, including India, and for this purpose Prime Minister also went to New Delhi but no positive response was received from India.

The Foreign Secretary said Pakistan’s nuclear program is aimed at deterring any aggression from India and we will never compromise our national security interests.

He categorically ruled out possibility of any “deal” with the United States on nuclear program.

The Foreign Secretary said Prime Minister Sharif during his visit from Tuesday to Friday has a busy schedule in which he will have important meetings with US leaders.

He said Pakistan and the United States have multi-dimensional ties and their cooperation in trade, energy, defence, counter-terrorism and education is on the rise. DNA 

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