Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz told media that Pakistan has not gone back on terms decided in Ufa agreement, as Indian government and media has claimed.


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While giving media briefing about the future of official talks between the National Security Advisers of both countries, Mr Aziz said, “India may cancel the NSA talks.”

He pointed out that under the Ufa agreement, India and Pakistan are bound to talk about every issue, including Kashmir; but India is violating the terms of the agreement.

Expressing his disappointed over conditions that India has made for the NSA talks, he said “I am still willing to go to India if there are no conditions for the talks.”

“Pakistan expects unconditional talks with India on all issues, including Kashmir,” reiterated the national security adviser.

Earlier, India warned Mr Aziz against his plan to meet Hurriyat leaders on his visit to India and arrested the Kashmiri leaders to keep them away from the meeting.

Mr Aziz said, “Keeping the 20 year tradition, Pakistan invited the Kashmiri leaders for the meeting, but India arrested them.”

Foreign Minister Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry was also present at the briefing.

Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will address media in a while.