Pak wants talks with India without pre-conditions

Islamabad, Sep 10; Pakistan today said it favours talks with India on all outstanding issues including Kashmir but without any pre-conditions.

“Pakistan will also not accept any pre-conditions for talks with India,” said Qazi Khalilullah, Foreign Office (FO) spokesman while addressing his weekly press conference here.

However, he hastened to add that any talks with New Delhi must include the Kashmir issue.

“Any formal talks with New Delhi would have Kashmir as part of the agenda,” he said.

Khalilullah also said that Pakistan wanted a peaceful solution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN resolutions.

He added that there was no proposal under consideration for the meeting of national security advisors of Pakistan and India on the sidelines of UN annual session in New York later this month.

On the eve of cancellation of last month’s talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz had said he would hand over dossiers on terrorism to him in New York.

The first-ever NSA-level talks between the two countries were called off, hours after India made it clear that discussions on Kashmir and a meeting with separatists will not be acceptable.