Pakistan sets five preconditions to resume talks with India

Pakistan sets five preconditions to resume talks with India

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan on Tuesday set five preconditions for the resumption of “meaningful dialogue" with India to resolve all outstanding issues.

In an interview to Indian journalist Karan Thapar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security Dr Moeed Yousaf said that Pakistan desired peaceful ties with India and wanted to resolve all issues including the longstanding Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) dispute through dialogue.

However, he asserted that for any meaningful dialogue, India has to release all political prisoners in Kashmir, end inhuman blockade and restrictions, rescind domicile law that allows non-Kashmiris to settle in the disputed territory, stop human rights abuses and end state terrorism in Pakistan.

The SAPM added that India used its missions in one of the neighbouring countries of Pakistan to facilitate and sponsor terrorist attack at a five-star Hotel in Gwadar, Chinese Consulate in Karachi and the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

“Pakistan had evidence that the mastermind of December 2014 APS terrorist attack in Peshawar was in contact with RAW,” he said.