Adviser to the prime minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said dialogue with India will help reduce tension on the Line of Control, Radio Pakistan reported.
He said talks with India will be held on all issues, including the longstanding Kashmir dispute.
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India cancelled foreign secretary level talks last year, they restored the talks themselves this year, he said.
Aziz added that Pakistan has never joined India in an arms race.
The advisor said national security is an important part of Pakistan’s foreign policy, adding that harmony between the political and military leadership is essential for national security.
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“Pakistan has the capability to defend itself. Operation Zarb-e-Azb is successfully continuing to eliminate terrorism from the country,” he added.
Aziz said an environment of confidence building has been restored with Kabul, and cooperation with Afghanistan in intelligence sharing and the defence sector has improved.
He said Pakistan would not allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan.
January 23, 2017