Pakistan to raise all issues with India including Kashmir: FO

03:34 PM | 20 Aug, 2015
Pakistan to raise all issues with India including Kashmir: FO
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report)- Pakistan will raise all the issues with India including Kashmir during two days talks of the National Security Advisers of the two countries starting in New Delhi on Sunday.

The Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said this during weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.

He said Pakistan and India are in contact to finalize the agenda of talks.

The spokesman said there are serious issues between the two countries and negotiations are necessary for resolving them.

To a question, he said there have been seventy ceasefire violations along the LOC and Working Boundary by India and Pakistan has been regularly protesting to Indian side through their High Commission.

He said peace and tranquility along LoC and Working Boundary is in the interest of both sides. He said Pakistan wishes to maintain good relations with all its neighbouring countries which requires peaceful atmosphere.

To a question, Qazi Khalilullah said Kashmiri leaders have been invited on 23rd of this month to attend the reception being hosted by Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi in honour of National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz and his delegation.

He said Pakistan expects India to allow Kashmiri leaders to meet National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz.

To another question, the Foreign Office Spokesman said protests have been registered with Afghan Ambassador over allegations on Pakistan from Afghan government and anti-Pakistan media campaign.

He said Pakistan enjoys deep relations with UAE and other gulf countries and are cooperating in different fields including defence and trade.

He said terrorism is a common enemy and require cooperative approach to eliminate the menace. He said Pakistan achieving successes in Zarb-e-Azb operation against terrorism which will benefit not only Pakistan but the whole region.

The Spokesman said Pakistan enjoys good relations with Russia and cooperating in many fields including defence.