ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said that the new resolution could be introduced in the United Nations Organization (UNO) if Pakistan, India and Kashmiris agree on some new settlement of Kashmir Dispute. Regarding the question of UN Security Council’s resolutions on Kashmir, Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said how one country can decide that these resolutions are not valid. She said if at some point Pakistan, India and Kashmir reach an agreement on the settlement of Kashmir issue, then they will have to bring another resolution to endorse the new procedure.
Tasnim Aslam in her weekly briefing said Pakistan’s stance over drone strikes is lucid that they are unacceptable as they kill innocent people and are in violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. She said Pakistan has consistently discussed this issue with United States and demanded that these violations of territory should stop. She said our voice on drones has also been endorsed by the international community.
To a question, the spokesperson said bus service on Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir has been restored while it is expected that truck service will be restored soon.
She said Pakistan has accepted Indian proposal of early convening of working group to discuss LoC trade in order to revisit the modalities in this regard.
Tasnim Aslam said Pakistan wants to resolve all disputes with Indian through dialogue for sustainable peace in the region.
On visits of Saudi high officials, she informed that Saudi Prince Sultan bin Salman is visiting Pakistan today on a two-day visit. During his stay, he will meet Prime Minister and other officials.
Regarding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s expected visit to Turkey, she said if visit took place, the PM will be participating in business meetings beside trilateral talks.
On Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, she said project still exists, however, there were some technicalities regarding its timeframe and financing which needed to be discussed with Iran. She said realistically Pakistan is seeking new timeframe.
Tasnim Aslam said commenting on negotiating with Taliban is not Foreign Office jurisdiction as it is an internal issue.
On the question of death of Indian fisherman in Ladhi jail, she said he was ailing for quite sometime