ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Monday that Pakistan was ready to start the dialogue with India on Kashmir issue but it was not willing to compromise at any stage of the dialogue.
Speaking at a press briefing here at Islamabad, Aziz said Pakistan wants to have peaceful relations with India but will not back down from its principled stand over Kashmir.
Referring to India’s membership of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), he said that it was not acceptable to Pakistan that despite being a non-signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation, India should become its member.
Aziz said the peace in Afghanistan would come through the dialogue. For now, the peace process has been deadlocked and can take the time to restart.
Meanwhile, the adviser to the PM opined that Pak-UK relations were rooted in history. He said that Brexit will not have any immediate economic impact on Pakistan.
Pakistan will also endeavor to ensure that concessions available under GSP-Plus continue.
Many observers claim that EU will lose one of its largest and wealthiest members following British decision to quit. On the other side Britain’s economy and society that is also deeply incorporated with Europe, will suffer enormously.
However, those in favor of the Brexit maintain that the risks of Britain staying in the EU far outweighs the risks of leaving. British journalist Douglas Murray observed that eurozone had been a disaster and it was very important for Britain to get control of its own borders.
The founding fathers of EU wanted to prevent the repeat of two WWs and thus EU came into existence in 1952 albeit as European Coal and Steel Community. Today, the EU includes a Brussels-based political and economic bureaucracy.
Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry were also present on the occasion.