Islamabad: Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Pakistan will hold talks with India only if the Kashmir issue is on the agenda.

Talking to media in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said entire world has supported our stance that the two countries need to hold dialogue on all the outstanding issues including Kashmir.

Sartaj Aziz rejected Indian allegations about the presence of Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan. He said a befitting reply would be given to any Indian misadventure on that count.

The adviser said that a meeting between DG Rangers and Commander of Indian BSF would be held in New Delhi on Wednesday (9 September).

He said that the meeting is aimed at reducing tension on the Line of Control and working boundary.

Sartaj Aziz made it clear that the issue of the implementation of the 2003 ceasefire agreement will be raised at the meeting.

He regretted that Modi Government's policy is anti-Pakistan from the day one.

The Adviser announced that Pakistan would present a dossier on Indian interference in the country at the United Nations.

To a question, Sartaj Aziz said the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has agreed to take steps for the restoration of bilateral trust.

He said the Afghan Government has assured to strengthen the security of the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul.

He said that the Afghan Commerce minister would visit Pakistan in November this year to explore avenues for the promotion of bilateral talks.

Meanwhile, addressing the 4th meeting of Regional Technical Group on Disaster Management Confidence Building Measures under Heart of Asia in Islamabad, Advisor to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will play an important role in enhancing the connectivity in the region.

He said Operation Zarb-e-Azb has been progressing successfully to eradicate terrorism from the country which will help socio-economic development and peace in the region especially Afghanistan. 

He hoped that collective efforts of the members of Istanbul Process would bring peace, stability and prosperity to Afghanistan.

The Heart of Asia also knows as the Istanbul Process was attended by fourteen countries and several world organizations.

The meeting was organized by National Disaster Management Authority in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme.

Courtesy Radio Pakistan