Islamabad: Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today underscored, that Pakistan will not hold dialogue with India on her terms. There can be no dialogue without the water issue and Kashmir as topics for discussion.
Speaking to media representatives in Islamabad after an inauguration of the 10th meeting of heads of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries, Aziz said that even if cordial terms are not possible with India, Pakistan wants to maintain tension-free relations with her.
Sartaj reiterated that Pakistan will take up India's anti-Pakistan statements, with the United Nations' Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
He said Pakistan desires to resume dialogue with India, by particularly focusing on resolving Kashmir and water issue. He said Pakistan will also raise these issues on the platform of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting, being held in Jeddah tomorrow.
Sartaj also said that he is scheduled to visit a foreign minister's conference by Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah tomorrow, where the Yemen-Saudi conflict and the plight of Rohingya Muslims will be taken up.
Last week, the Senate passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning recent provocative statements made by the top Indian leadership, including the threat of attacks on Pakistani territory.
The resolution had said that the House emphasises that Pakistan would never allow its territory to be violated by India under any pretext, and that Pakistan's armed forces are capable of issuing a befitting response to any such incursion.
The Upper House of Parliament had urged the international community to take notice of India's provocative statements, which did not bode well for regional peace and affected prospects of sovereignty and stability.