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No dialogue with India unless all issues on agenda: Pak

Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

Islamabad: Pakistan has said it will not resume dialogue with India unless all bilateral issues are on the agenda.

Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said the meeting between DG Rangers and DG Border Security Force is scheduled for next week despite tensions on the Line of Control and Working Boundary.

He said Pakistan will not resume dialogue with India unless all the bilateral issues are put on the agenda, Radio Pakistan reported.

In an interview to a private TV channel, Aziz said National Security Advisor-level talks between the two countries could not be held in New Delhi last week due to the “Indian pre-conditions”.

Aziz’ comments came in the backdrop of heightened tensions along the border and LoC.

Pakistan last week had called off the scheduled NSA-level talks at the last minute over India’s refusal to allow Islamabad to have consultations with Kashmiri separatists.

India was also upset over Pakistan including Kashmir as part of the agenda for the NSA talks that was mainly scheduled to discuss terror.

The first-ever NSA-level talks was agreed upon in July in Ufa during a meeting between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan.

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