Islamabad- Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said the resolution of Kashmir dispute is prerequisite for durable peace in the region.

In an interview with a TV channel, he stressed the need for resumption of the dialogue process between Pakistan and India to settle all the outstanding disputes including Kashmir. Sartaj Aziz, however, said that this time India will have to take the initiative to revive the stalled peace process as it was New Delhi which had suspended the dialogue process with Islamabad. To a question, the Advisor affirmed Pakistan's steadfast support for an inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process. Sartaj Aziz hoped that peaceful democratic transition in Afghanistan would prove to a new beginning in Pak-Afghan relations.