No change in Pakistan’s policy towards India: Asim Iftikhar

Islamabad, June 17 (KMS): Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar has said that there is no change in Pakistan’s policy on India.

The Spokesperson said Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s remarks regarding relations with India in his address at a think-tank event are being interpreted out of context and portrayed incorrectly.

In response to some media queries and press reports about remarks made by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari regarding relations with India in his address at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, the Spokesperson said there is no change in Pakistan’s policy on India on which there is national consensus.

He said Pakistan has always desired cooperative relations with all its neighbours, including India.

The Spokesperson added that Pakistan has consistently advocated constructive engagement and result-oriented dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues, including the core Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

Asim Iftikhar said that the Foreign Minister clearly articulated this perspective, referring to India’s illegal and unilateral actions in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir since 5 August 2019. He said Foreign Minister’s remarks are better understood in the overall context of his key message of conflict resolution that he emphasized in his address at the event. KMS—20M

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