Pakistan wants de-escalation of tensions says Sartaj Aziz


Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, has said that Pakistan wants de-escalation of tensions with India for the collective good of the entire region.

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Radio Pakistan quoted Aziz as saying in an interview that no progress was visible in the Pakistan-Indian relations until Narendra Modi was in power in New Delhi. However, Pakistan did not desire escalation of the situation, he added. istan would continue diplomatic efforts for improvement of ties with India, Aziz said.

Asserting that Pakistan would never compromise on its principled stand on Kashmir, he said they would continue to extend political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris struggling to get their absolute right to self-determination. Speaking on Afghanistan, Aziz said Pakistan would continue its reconciliatory role for bringing peace in the neighboring country.