No backdoor diplomacy with India, composite dialogue remains suspended: Pakistan

Aziz also rejected the notion of Pakistan's diplomatic isolation and claimed that his country was moving in the right direction.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published: October 14, 2016 3:50 pm
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Pakistan on Friday said there was no “backdoor” diplomacy going on with India and the composite dialogue process between the two countries remains suspended. “There was no backdoor or track-II diplomacy going on between Pakistan and India, as such kind of contacts were established on the desire of two sides,” Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told Express News channel.

India has always blamed Pakistan for militancy without any proof, Aziz claimed.

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“India had the habit of blaming Pakistan after every terrorist incident in their country without providing any solid evidence,” he said.

He said the Composite Dialogue Process between the two countries remained suspended.

Aziz said the issue of Kashmir and the continued “human rights violations” there were the focus of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s address at the UN General Assembly.

Aziz also rejected the notion of Pakistan’s diplomatic isolation and claimed that his country was moving in the right direction, according to the state-run news agency Associated Press of Pakistan.

He said that with the major “re-alignments” underway at global and geo-strategic levels, Pakistan was moving in the right direction.

“Development of Eurasia by Russia and China, activation of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation), formation of AIB (Asian Investment Bank), etc., indicated major re-alignments,” he said.

Aziz said the cause of concern in the western countries about Pakistan was its growing relations and cooperation with China.

He said Pakistan also enjoyed good bilateral ties with the US, the UK, the European Union, the Middle East and other regions of the world.

Aziz’s remarks come amid strain in ties following the Uri terror attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed and India’s surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29.

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  1. I
    Oct 14, 2016 at 12:23 pm
    1. A
      Oct 14, 2016 at 12:03 pm
      No creditability left for stan. Their Army, by its action and support to terrorists, has damaged the name of stan and its people. These guys even forgotton the innocent, school children were killed by terrorists, who were rendered by;br/gt;SHAMLESS;br/gt;Pak people has to dictate the terms to Army, terrorists, ISI...etc, since they elect the Government. Whereas real rulers are Army, isi, terrorists, who are taking Govt to ramsom
      1. A
        Oct 14, 2016 at 9:22 pm
        Old man go home and retire we will shut you off and seal the border.
        1. D
          Oct 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm
          Keep barking...
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            Ashok Kumar
            Oct 14, 2016 at 5:27 pm
            India should not hold any dialogue with stan till all anti-india terrorists are killed. Also POK to be handed over to India then only India should have any further talks. India has to switch over from. diplomatic offensive to a military offensive .That is the only language the rogue army of stan understands. A shameless country stan has no achievement in last 70 years except nurturing terrorism.
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