Because of Kashmir, Indo-Pak Relations Remain Bad: Pak Diplomat



Sartaj Aziz
Sartaj Aziz

India has always been the “axis” of Pakistan’s foreign policy and for that very reason, it became a “security state”, Pakistan’s top diplomat said on Monday.

“India has always been the axis of Pakistan’s foreign policy,” Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said.

“To face India with determination for the past 60 years, based on our principles, is an important achievement,” he said.

“For that very reason, our country became a security state,” he said while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs in the parliament house in Islamabad.

Aziz told members of the committee that India was a country seven times larger than Pakistan, yet relations between both have remained bad ever since the start due to the issue of Kashmir, the News International reported.

He also said after the 9/11 terror attacks, Muslims were attacked and the sparks flew from Afghanistan into Pakistan.

Separately, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary told the same committee that no compromise will be made on nuclear programme, according to Radio Pakistan.

Chaudhary said Pakistan will not allow its soil to be used against any other country.

He said terrorism is the major issue for Pakistan and over 5,000 Pakistani soldiers have been killed in the war on terror.


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