Pakistan regrets Indian pre-conditions for NSA talks
Foreign Office says Pakistan has always demonstrated its belief in the dialogue process.
Pakistan has regretted the Indian pre-conditions for official talks between national security advisors of both the countries.
According to Foreign Office, this is the second time that India has chosen to go back on a decision mutually agreed upon between the two Prime Ministers, to engage in a comprehensive dialogue, by coming up with frivolous pretexts.
The Foreign Office said Pakistan had proposed a comprehensive agenda, consistent with the decisions taken by the two Prime Ministers in Ufa, which included discussion on all outstanding issues, including Kashmir and tranquility on the Line of Control.
However, regrettably, the Indian side's desire to restrict the agenda to terrorism related issues only, amounts to a negation of the decisions taken by the two Prime Ministers.
It said Pakistan has always demonstrated its belief in the dialogue process and is prepared to engage in meaningful talks with India, to resolve all outstanding issues.
Earlier, Indian media reported that New Delhi has cancelled scheduled talks between National Security Advisors of Pakistan and India.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Radio Pakistan, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has regretted Indian attitude towards dialogue. He said this reflects Indian mindset to dictate agenda of the talks.
In an interview with an Indian news agency, APHC leader Shabbir Ahmed Shah said the stand adopted by New Delhi is very weak.
He said it is not right to dictate Pakistan that it should not meet Hurriyat leaders.