Can’t expect any breakthrough in Pak-India ties during Modi tenure: Sartaj

Can’t expect any breakthrough in Pak-India ties during Modi tenure: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD, Oct 7 (APP): Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Friday said that there could be no expectation of any breakthrough in the relations between Pakistan and India during Narendra Modi’s tenure who had been voted into government by nationalist vote.
Talking in a TV programme, the adviser said that Pakistan had been resisting the Indian hegemonistic attitude in the region and had been calling the promotion of bilateral ties on equal basis.
He said the joint session of the parliament had unanimously adopted a resolution that encompassed all issues including the condemnation of Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir, ceasefire violations at Line of Control by India, negation of Indian view of IOK as its integral part, condemnation of Indian threat to revoke Indus Waters Treaty and Indian intervention in Balochistan.
The adviser said the focal point of all these efforts was to show the world that entire Pakistan was united to condemn Indian brutalities in IOK and extend moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiri people.
He said the parliamentary resolution would be circulated across Pakistan’s missions, media and think tanks across the world as the document would have a worth being the voice of a democratic institutions.
Sartaj Aziz said during interactions at various platforms across the globe the majority viewed that the dialogue should resume between the two states.
To a question, he said there was no harm in sealing the sealing Pak-India border as planned by India, if the points of public movement and trade were maintained.
Regarding the Brussels conference on Afghanistan also attended by him, Sartaj Aziz said the international community had supported Pakistan’s stance that efforts for peace and reconciliation should continue as war could not help resolve the situation.
To a question, he said the settlement between Afghan government and Gulbadin Hikmatyar was a good move that could also be replicated to resolve other issues.
The foreign adviser said there had been a trust deficit between Pakistan and Afghanistan and despite the announcement of non-interference by incumbent Pakistan government, some elements always hurl allegations against Pakistan for any untoward incident.
Responding to another question about opposition’s demand of appointment of a foreign minister, Sartaj Aziz said during diplomatic interactions at international level, it made no difference whether he was a foreign adviser or foreign minister.