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

Published: March 1, 2015


Adviser to the prime minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said dialogue with India will help reduce tension on the Line of Control, Radio Pakistan reported. 

He said talks with India will be held on all issues, including the longstanding Kashmir dispute.

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India cancelled foreign secretary level talks last year, they restored the talks themselves this year, he said.

Aziz added that Pakistan has never joined India in an arms race.

The advisor said national security is an important part of Pakistan’s foreign policy, adding that harmony between the political and military leadership is essential for national security.

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“Pakistan has the capability to defend itself. Operation Zarb-e-Azb is successfully continuing to eliminate terrorism from the country,” he added.

Aziz said an environment of confidence building has been restored with Kabul, and cooperation with Afghanistan in intelligence sharing and the defence sector has improved.

He said Pakistan would not allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Human
    Mar 1, 2015 - 8:16PM

    Make Loc a permanent border…..Recommend

  • Sid
    Mar 2, 2015 - 5:31AM

    “they restored the talks themselves this year” …. India canceled bilateral talks and its still canceled. Please do not mislead your nation that the FS of India’s visit is anything to do with bilateral talk. He is coming with SARC agenda and not bilateral talks. Either ways this bubble will burst in couple of days when he visits.

    “Pakistan would not allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan.”….. never heard you saying the same for India.Recommend

  • PolPot
    Mar 2, 2015 - 8:37AM

    The old man needs to be on a pension.Recommend

  • zara haq
    Mar 2, 2015 - 8:19PM

    One cant have a dialogue with terrorist country india.

    Acha et they call pakistan terrorist country u happily publish but when we show them mirror you feel a problem.Recommend

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