Foreign Office says a durable peace in the region is linked with resolution of all issues between Pakistan and India.

Responding to questions at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday afternoon, spokesperson Tasnim Aslam pointed out that the two countries have a framework to discuss an eight-point agenda, but the process stands disrupted for the last three years.

She said Pakistan looks forward to resumption of the stalled process for the sake of regional peace.

To another question the spokesperson said Pakistan is a recognized and legitimate party to Kashmir dispute.

Asked what kind of relations Pakistan will have with India if Narendra Modi wins elections, she said we deal with countries and it is for people of India to elect whoever they deem fit.

Responding to comments of an Afghan official about talks with Taliban, the spokesperson said dialogue with TTP is an internal matter of Pakistan and nobody has a right to interfere. She pointed out that Afghan Government itself is keen for talks with Taliban.

Welcoming the successful conduct of elections in Afghanistan, the spokesperson said continuation of democracy there is vital for peace and stability in the region.

To a question about the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Iran, the spokesperson said dates of the visit are being sorted out.

The spokesperson told a questioner that Pakistan-Russian Federation relations have been on a very positive trajectory for some time now.

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