Pakistan considering India’s request of consular access to detained agent: FO

Latest Update: April 7, 2016 | 222 Views

ISLAMABAD: Iran has assured that it will not allow its soil to be used against Pakistan, Pakistani Foreign Office said on Thursday.

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakariya, while addressing weekly media briefing, said the government is considering Indian request to allow consular access to RAW officer Kulbhushan Yadav, who was arrested in Balochistan recently.

Meanwhile responding to a separate query, he said that RAW agent Kulbushan Yadav is being interrogated in the light of his confession statement.

The spokesman said Pakistan will continue to raise Samjhota Express terrorist attack with India.

To a question, he said India has not apprised Pakistan of progress in investigations into the train bombing, while Pakistan’s joint investigation team which visited India is evaluating formation shared by India with regard to the Pathankot terror attack.

Replying to a question, the spokesman said we have taken note of President Obama’s call on both Pakistan and India to work together with a view to ensuring that military doctrines do not move in the wrong direction.

He said there is increased understanding at the international level of Pakistan’s genuine concerns regarding rapidly growing Indian conventional and nuclear capabilities and their offensive military designs such as cold start doctrine.

The spokesman said Pakistan will continue efforts to promote Afghan reconciliation process.


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