Pakistan

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, Sunday said dialogue with India would help reduce ongoing tension on the Line of Control (LoC).


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Talking to the media, he said all outstanding issues including the Kashmir dispute are on the agenda in the upcoming dialogue with India.

 

Sartaj recalled that India had cancelled Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan and now it wanted to resume it.

 

The adviser said Pakistan has never joined India in arms race.

 

“National security is an important part of Pakistan’s foreign policy,” he said, adding that harmony between political and military leadership is essential for national security.

 

He said confidence building environment has been restored with Kabul and cooperation with Afghanistan in intelligence-sharing and defence sector has improved.

 

“Pakistan will never allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan,” he added.