ISLAMABAD: The Advisor on the Foreign Policy to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sartaj Aziz has categorically said that no kind of dialogue will be held with India unless all issues are put on the agenda.
In an interview to a private TV channel, Sartaj Aziz said that dialogue could not be held due to preconditions set by India that was unacceptable for Pakistan. There is no means of dialogue if the all the bilateral issues are out of agenda.
However, he said that the scheduled meeting between DG Rangers and Commanders of Indian Border Security Force will be held next week despite the critical tension on Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary.
The Advisor said that, we are also settling our issues with Afghanistan and soon after the settlement of issue of the Taliban leadership, the peace process between Pakistan and Afghanistan would be resumed.
It is worth to mention here that efforts of Pakistan for NSA dialogue with India have been appreciated by Indian journalist Karan Thapar (Hindustan Times). Karan Thapar said, “Mr Aziz gave me 40 minutes. He sat down in front of the camera bang on time and answered whatever questions I put to him. The tension of the preceding days didn’t affect his manner or his tone even though it was clearly discernible from his answers.”
“Mr. Aziz gave an interview to Hindustan Times. A week has passed but not a single member of Mr Modi’s government has spoken to us about the collapsed talks. Our ministers have felt no need to explain, leave aside justify — and forget all about the thought of answering critics. Yet a Pakistani minister did just this.”
Karan Thapar – The Hindustan Times Television Group