Pakistan and India by Diplomatic Channels (DiplomacyPakistan.com)

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ISLAMABAD: Even though the violation of the 2003 settlement on the Line of Management between Pakistan and India is being dishonored each day, with weapons from either side killing and wounding armed and unarmed residents, either side are nonetheless speaking to one another by ‘diplomatic and army channels’ as a result of Pakistan believes it’s only by constructive engagement and uninterrupted dialogue that tensions could be diminished and relations improved.

New Delhi has clearly articulated that future engagements rely upon Pakistan making certain that its soil will not be used towards India in any method.Pakistan mentioned on Friday it can proceed to pursue the coverage of restraint, duty and dialogue.

This has given it confidence regardless of the LoC skirmishes to nonetheless anticipate a gathering between prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Manmohan Singh subsequent month in New York, which might assist in a harm management train on the highest degree.

“We now have the required channels open with India, together with the diplomatic and army channels. The anticipated assembly between the prime ministers of Pakistan and India alongside the sidelines of the UN Common Meeting subsequent month could be one such alternative for talks on the highest degree. Ought to that assembly happen, as indicated by the prime minister, it might be a helpful alternative to have interaction in a constructive dialogue to debate steps to additional construct belief and consolidate this relationship,” the International Workplace spokesman advised the weekly media briefing right here.

The Information understands that away from the general public view, other than these publicised, additional contacts proceed to be made each on the diplomatic and army ranges. “All the pieces doesn’t have to come back into the general public area,” says one official.

Pakistan hopes that within the bigger curiosity of peace within the area, tensions alongside the LoC will probably be diminished, and the ceasefire will probably be revered by the Indian facet.“We now have expressed our deep concern over the tensions alongside the LoC and we now have been speaking our issues to the Indian authorities,” he added.

Concerning the continued Indian allegations ranging from the day that 5 of its troopers had been killed throughout the LOC, the spokesman mentioned Pakistan had all the time expressed its agency conviction that it doesn’t enable its territory for use for terrorism anyplace on this planet.

“Pakistan itself being a sufferer of terrorism is cooperating with the worldwide group to struggle the frequent enemy of terrorism. The current authorities is totally dedicated to this purpose, and is within the technique of formulating a complete counter-terrorism technique,” he responded, including that it believed in a coverage of restraint and duty.

It’s clear that offering the MFN standing to India is on the maintain in the interim and it might be useful if India eliminated its non-tariff boundaries however there was a hope that when the dialogue resumed “these points will probably be mentioned to be able to transfer in direction of a traditional buying and selling relationship between the 2 international locations.”

Pakistan says there is no such thing as a contradiction between the views of the UN secretary normal and the federal government that the usage of drone strikes have to be topic to worldwide legislation, together with the worldwide humanitarian legislation.

“We imagine that the drone strikes violate our sovereignty and worldwide legislation and they’re additionally counter-productive,” he mentioned.The spokesman mentioned Pakistan urged all events in Egypt to train restraint and to respect the elemental rights of the fraternal folks of that nice nation.

 “It’s the earnest hope of the federal government and the folks of Pakistan that the brotherly folks of Egypt would have the ability to overcome their present challenges in a fashion that ensures sustained democracy, political stability, and financial growth, whereas making certain peace and well-being of the folks,” the spokesman mentioned.

 On Afghanistan, the spokesman mentioned {that a} ‘substantive agenda’ was being ready for talks with President Hamid Karzai when he visited Pakistan on the finish of this month.“Pakistan and Afghanistan have an vital and wide-ranging relationship, from political points to commerce and commerce, people-to-people exchanges, Afghan refugees, to Pakistan’s participation in reconstruction tasks in Afghanistan. The regional scenario and the post-2014 scenario in Afghanistan may even be mentioned in the course of the go to. The precise dates of the go to are being labored out,” he mentioned.

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