Pakistan wants inclusion of Kashmiri leadership in dialogue with India: FO
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Wednesday said it wanted resumption of dialogue process with India for the resolution of all outstanding issues including Kashmir issue. Foreign Office Spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry in his weekly briefing, said Kashmir is the core issue between the two countries and its solution lies in dialogue process. He said the Kashmiri leadership should also be part of the dialogue. The spokesman said that Islamabad has always extended moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiri people for their right to self determination. He said ongoing repression of Indian security forces in the held Kashmir valley is a matter of grave concern for Pakistan. He said that not only Pakistan but several prestigious human rights organizations have also raised voice against the human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.
Regarding the meetings of Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in New Delhi, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said the advisor held talks with the Indian external affairs minister and national security advisor on all issues including the situation on Line Of Control.He said Director Generals of Military Operations of both the countries have made a number of contacts on the LOC situation and concurred to normalize situation at the working boundary.He said that ceasefire agreement of 2003 should be respected for peaceful environment between the two neighbors.
He said Sartaj Aziz also paid a courtesy call on the Indian prime minister today and affirmed desire of Pakistan to have friendly and peaceful neighborly relations with India.The advisor also expressed Pakistan’s desire for resumption of dialogue process, he added. Replying to a question about new Chief of
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Mullah Fazalullah, the spokesperson said Pakistan has made it clear to Afghanistan several times that it should not allow the use of its territory against Pakistan. He expressed the confidence that Afghanistan will take the required steps in this regard.He said the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Kabul is on the cards but no dates have yet been fixed.
Answering a question about the whereabouts of Mullah Baradar, the spokesperson said that he is in Pakistan and can contact his family members.He said Pakistan had released Mullah Baradar to advance the Afghan peace and reconciliation process. He said Pakistan will continue to play positive role in the Afghan peace and reconciliation process.
Answering a question about the recent drone attack in North Waziristan, the spokesperson said, the protest on it, was conveyed to the US Ambassador to Pakistan.
“We have also briefed the five permanent members of the UN Security Council about the drone attacks which are illegal and carry human rights and humanitarian implications.”
When asked the steps taken for those living illegally in Saudi Arabia, the spokesperson said that status of eight hundred thousand Pakistanis have been regularized due to the strenuous efforts of the Pakistani mission there.