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Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said Pakistan wants to build good neighbourly relations with India.

Talking to newsmen in Sialkot on Sunday, he expressed regret over the cold Indian response to Pakistan's peace overtures.

He said India is continuously violating ceasefire at the Line of Control.

Khawaja Asif said India is also sponsoring terrorism at the Durand Line to create disturbance in Pakistan.

He said Pakistan Army has played a significant role in eliminating terrorism from the motherland.

He said Pakistan is keen to establish friendly relations with Afghanistan but it is possible only with reciprocal efforts from the Afghan side.

Khawaja Muhammad Asif called for honouring Indus Water Treaty to ensure regional peace.

He said Pakistan is a peace-loving country and wants cordial relations with regional countries on equal basis. However, he warned any misadventure would eventually create unrest in the region.

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan's overtures should not be construed as weakness. He said Pakistan is fully capable to defend its geographical boundaries.


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