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Pakistan emphasized that Indo-Pak talks aren’t possible at a time when “India has been violating ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary, indulging in worst human rights violations against helpless Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir and undertaking subversive activities in Pakistan”.
These comments came as the response to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement—“dialogue with Pakistan could take place only in a peaceful atmosphere, which can be achieved only after Islamabad initiated action against the people involved in terror activities in India, including 26/11 accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and others”.
While terming Swaraj’s remarks “ironical”, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz said his nation has always envisaged improved relations with all its neighbours, including India, stressing that it was in this spirit that Sharif attended the oath-taking ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on May 26, 2014.
“Peace is multi-dimensional process,” Aziz said. “When India keeps violating ceasefire at the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, indulges in worst human rights violations against helpless Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir, and undertakes subversive activities in Pakistan, then asking Pakistan to create an environment free of violence only sounds ironical.”
He said Pakistan’s policy all along has been that all outstanding disputes, particularly the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir, should be resolved through dialogue.
“Pakistan had conveyed to India that it remains committed to a sustained, comprehensive and result-oriented dialogue, provided New Delhi is ready. Pakistan also believes that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are important stakeholders in the final resolution of the Kashmir dispute since they have yet to exercise their right to self-determination as enshrined in numerous UN resolutions,” he pointed out.