‘No hope of improvement in Indo-Pak relations as long as Modi is PM’


ISLAMABAD: Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said there is no hope of improvement in relations between Pakistan and India as long as Narendra Modi is Prime Minister of India.

Speaking to media, Aziz said that resolution unanimously passed by the joint session of parliament on the Kashmir issue will be circulated to Pakistan’s foreign missions for sharing with the host countries.

He said India would have to resolve the Kashmir issue if the independence movement in occupied Valley and international pressure continues.

The advisor said Pakistan would not budge from its position on Kashmir issue, adding that Pakistan is active at diplomatic fronts regarding Kashmir issue.

He said India cannot succeed to divert the world attention from the Kashmir issue through the Uri like self-staged incidents.

Sartaj Aziz said focal point of all these efforts is to show the world that entire Pakistan is united to condemn Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir and extend moral diplomatic and political support to Kashmiri people.

He said that the resolution of Kashmir dispute according to the aspirations of the Kashmiris is necessary. Replying a question, Sartaj Aziz said that India could not violate the Indus Water Treaty unilaterally.

To another question, he said there was no harm in sealing the Pak-India border as planned by India if the points of public movement and trade were maintained.

He said Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan, adding that Pakistan is following the policy of noninterference regarding Afghanistan.

He said during the Brussels conference all the participants agreed that the Afghan issue would be resolved through dialogue process.

Sartaj further said some elements did not want dialogues between Taliban and the Afghan government. He said Islamabad welcomes peace accord between the Afghan government and Gulbadin Hikmatyar.







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