ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Monday, said that Pakistan will not hold dialogue with India on her terms, adding into that there can be no dialogue without the water issue and Kashmir as topics for discussion.
Speaking to media in Islamabad after an inauguration of the 10th meeting of heads of the Higher Education Commission of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, Sartaj Aziz said that even if cordial terms are not possible with India, Pakistan wants to maintain tension-free relations with her. He also said that Pakistan will take up India’s anti-Pakistan statements with the United Nations’ Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
A report published on Radio Pakistan, while addressing the convocation ceremony of ‘National Security and War Course’ at National Defence University in Islamabad on Monday, President Mamnoon condemned Indian propaganda against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an address at Dhaka University blamed Pakistan for spreading terrorism and fear in neighbouring India, Last Week.
Earlier, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, in a shocking and radical statement, had asserted that terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists.
A Press Trust of India quoted him saying that India will take proactive steps to prevent a 26/11 type attack.
The Senate last week passed an unanimous resolution strongly condemning recent provocative statements made by the top Indian leadership, including the threat of attacks on Pakistani territory.
During Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s visit to Pakistan in March, despite clear commitment from both sides to narrow divergences and build on convergences, there was no timeline given for resumption of bilateral engagement.