Published On: Mon, Jan 6th, 2014
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Composite dialogue quite important for Pakistan, India: FO (detailed & updated)

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson, Tasneem Aslam has said that continuity in composite dialogue was quite important for Pakistan and India, which would hopefully be resumed by new Indian government.

In her recent interview she has said that the resumption of composite dialogue would restart after post-election government takes over in India.

Referring to the forthcoming visit of the Saudi foreign minister, she termed it as a routine protocol, whence the talks with Pakistani leadership would center on Afghanistan and other mutual issues.

Speaking on the issue, secretary foreign affairs Najmuddin Sheikh also verified the real purpose behind the visit of Saudi foreign minister, which also included Middle Eastern affairs.

He said that during the meeting, Prime Minister would be inviting Saudi investment in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, in an interview with state-run radio, Tasneem said Pakistan has reiterated its position on Kashmir issue and called for resolving the problem according to United Nations Security Council resolutions.

The FO Spokesperson said Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and Pakistan’s stance on the issue has not changed.

She said twenty resolutions have been passed by the Security Council on the issue.

Tasneem Aslam said Pakistan has consistently raised the issue before the world leadership‚ which explains Pakistan’s commitment to Kashmir cause

She said elections are not a substitute for plebiscite and UN resolutions demand the withdrawal of Indian troops from Kashmir.
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