ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister (PM) on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz on Monday said PM Nawaz Sharif would discuss the stalled dialogue between Pakistan and India with United States President Barack Obama during their upcoming meeting on October 22 at the White House.
“A number of other issues would also be discussed between the US President and PM Nawaz Sharif,” Sartaj Aziz said while speaking to media.
The adviser said that Indian state institutions, including the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), are involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan.
Sartaj added that there would be no compromise on Pakistan’s foreign policy, adding that rising tensions between Pakistan and India are “hazardous to world peace.”
Aziz went on to say that the dossier alleging Indian involvement in subversive activities in Pakistan, which was given to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last month, would also be shared with other friendly countries.
The adviser, however, rejected Indian allegations about Pakistan’s support to non-state actors operating in India.
Sartaj Aziz also told media that the visa duration of those who travel to India via Samjhota Express will be extended, adding that the Indian High Commission has been instructed to make necessary changes in this regard.
These comments came after the Delhi-bound Samjhota Express, carrying both Indian and Pakistani passengers, was recently called back from the Wagah border to the Lahore Railway Station after Indian authorities cautioned their Pakistani counterparts of disruptive farmers protests in Indian Punjab province.
Aziz reminded media personnel that the world knows that Pakistan’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Speaking about the resumption of talks between the Afghan Taliban and the Afghan government, Aziz said that while it depends upon the Afghan leadership, Pakistan is ready to facilitate this process.