Aziz urges international community to take note of rising tensions between Pakistan, India

Premier's senior aide alleges anti-Pakistan statements help vote banks of political parties in India


Web Desk June 15, 2015
PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The prime minister's senior aide Sartaj Aziz has called on the international community to take note of the rise in tensions between Pakistan and India, Express News reported.

Referring to the anti-Pakistan vitriol recently spewed by Indian ministers, Sartaj Aziz said, “This is why the India-Pakistan situation keeps changing. Therefore, we will not negotiate on India's terms.”

“Anti-Pakistan statements help vote banks of political parties in India,” Aziz said, while speaking to the media at an event organised by the Higher Education Commission in Islamabad.

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“Even if we are not friends, Pakistan does not want tense relations with India. We want dialogue over all contentious issues including water and Kashmir,” the premier’s senior aide said.

Aziz’ statement comes after top foreign policy wizards recommended that the government stick with its ‘peaceful neighbourhood’ policy instead of getting distracted by the constant anti-Pakistan hysteria whipped up by the Indian leadership.

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While the civil and military leadership have reacted sharply to the tirade from across the border, more than a dozen Pakistani ambassadors serving in different countries have cautioned ruling party politicians not to fall into the “trap” laid by the administration of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In an unprecedented outburst against Pakistan, Indian PM Modi during his recent trip to Bangladesh not only accused Islamabad of sponsoring terrorism, but also acknowledged the Indian government’s role in the break-up of Pakistan in 1971. His cabinet members were more vocal and suggested that India should support terrorists to neutralise terrorists. Some even threatened carrying out ‘surgical strikes’ against terrorists inside Pakistan.

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Further, Aziz said that foreign ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) member countries will meet in Jeddah on Tuesday where they will discuss the situation in Yemen and the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

“Islamic countries have also passed a resolution regarding the Rohingya crisis,” he added.

COMMENTS (13)

someone | 6 years ago | Reply @Adam: Indeed Pakistan has nothing to loose as it is a begging country with a bowl in hand with nothing in it. So for you guys dying would be a better option than begging all over the world.
Myversion | 6 years ago | Reply Pakistan has no credibility in global world. Mr. Aziz do you think anyone is even listening to you especially world powers.
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