Islamabad: National Security Advisor (NSA) Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said Pakistan will hold talks with India only if the Kashmir issue is also on the agenda, the media reported.
He said the earlier NSA-level talks with India were cancelled due to the inflexibility shown by India, as no dialogue with India can be successful without the Kashmir issue as part of the agenda, Dawn online reported.
“(Indian Prime Minister) Narendra Modi contested elections on anti-Pakistan platform and now wants to dictate terms for the dialogue with Pakistan but we will never accept this and we have already conveyed it to New Delhi,” Aziz said.
The announcement came on the eve of a dialogue between the Director-General Pakistan Rangers and the Indian Border Security Force chief in New Delhi on Wednesday. He said the meeting is being held in accordance with the Ufa declaration and will help reduce tensions along the Line of Control and Pakistan will definitely raise the issue of ‘unprovoked’ Indian firing.
He said Kashmir will be part and parcel of any agenda of talks with India and that the international community has accepted Pakistan’s point of view in this regard.
Aziz said that no one could dare to launch any attack inside Pakistan and if anyone did so, he would get a befitting response.
He said that Pakistan would not be pressured by Indian threats of an attack at any time, adding that if India even thought of attacking, Pakistan would provide a befitting response.
The NSA also rubbished claims that Dawood Ibrahim was hiding in Pakistan.
The advisor also announced that Pakistan would present a dossier on Indian interference in the country at the UN.