Pakistan demands more 26/11 trial evidence, no talk without Kashmir on agenda

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The way I see it: Sartaj Aziz, Former Finance and Foreign Minister, Pakistan
Sartaj Aziz: No talks unless Kashmir is on the agenda.

Putting aside the agreement between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, on cooperation and counter terrorism mechanism, during a talk in Ufa, Pakistan said, there can be no talks with India if the Kashmir issue is not part of the agenda, even as it called on the Indian side to provide more information and evidence in the 26/11 attack.

Kashmir tops the list of outstanding issues with India and there can be no dialogue unless it is on the agenda, Sartij Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s advisor on national security and foreign affairs, said. “ I can assure you no dialogue will take place (with India) unless Kashmir is on the agenda.” Aziz said, Pakistan will make no compromise on the “core issue”.

Briefing media persons in Islamabad about Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his counterpart Narendra Modi meeting in Russia on July 10, Aziz said that, it was a “good beginning that was focused on reducing tension.”

He further added that Pakistan stays firms on its principled stance on the issue, with dignity and honour and “no compromise” will be made on it. On LeT operations commander and mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attack Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi’s trial in the terror attack case, he said, Pakistan needs more information and evidence from India in this regard.

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