Lakhvi's case should not affect talks between Pakistan, India: Aziz

Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs says India’s reaction to the proceedings of Lakhvi case is irrational


Web Desk/APP March 16, 2015
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ISLAMABAD: Terming India’s reaction to IHC's ruling over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi detention 'irrational', Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said he hopes the case will not have any affect on the proposed talks between Islamabad and New Delhi, Express News reported

India accuses Lakhvi, a senior figure of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, of being involved in planning, financing and executing the Mumbai attacks in 2008, which killed over 160 people.

Responding to Indian allegations that Pakistan is not doing enough to ensure Lakhvi remains behind the bars, Aziz said Pakistan’s judiciary is free and works independently.

“Pakistan is waiting for an invitation from the Indian side so our foreign secretary can visit India to formally resume the dialogue process,” he added.

On the water dispute between Pakistan and India, the adviser said there is a mechanism under the Indus-Water Treaty to settle the water dispute between the two countries.

“Pakistan has asked India for details regarding construction of new dams to determine if the treaty was violated; in case of any dispute, Pakistan could take up the matter to arbitrator or to the international courts,” he explained.

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Dilip | 6 years ago | Reply @Zara, Karachiwala and Pankaj We are just small flies that when squat upon will die without any consequences. What is required is tolerance. That quality which both the Pakistani and Indian population lacks. Sometimes from the comments that is spewed on the internet seems self serving only. As if someone up in the government will read the comments and abide by it. We all want only to live in our own make belief world. Even in our own country hardly when a person falls we do not have the will to pick the person up and walk with him. All that we know is to spew venom at others.
Sumit | 6 years ago | Reply @zara: First, how is religious intolerance and FS visit related..?? now I can see which school you are talking about. Secondly, this Obama thing doesn't work on every country because not every country survives on his aids, I hope you are getting what i mean. and about banning, please ban all of us Indians from visiting Pakistan, after all so many of us are dying to visit Pakistan, isn't..? even after that you can send your artists to India which we will always welcome despite resistance. Again BAN US ALL please this might help few of us save our lives.
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