Islamabad, February 4: Pakistan prime minister waz Sharif’s key advisor Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday said that Pakistan wants a meaningful and result–oriented dialogue with India for resolution of all outstanding issues. Aziz told the tiol Assembly during question hour that the onus of resuming the dialogue lies with India as it had suspended the foreign secretary–level talks over the issue of the Pakistani high commissioner meeting Kashmiri separatists in New Delhi, the Daily Times reported. He added that the dialogue process without the Kashmir issue would be futile and not acceptable to Pakistan.
Aziz said there were reports that US President Barack Obama, during his visit to India last month, tried to persuade New Delhi to resume talks with Islamabad. However, Pakistan has not received any indication from the other side in this regard.
He said that Pakistan was working with other countries to impress upon India the necessity for uninterrupted dialogue for regiol peace, stability and development. He said that Pakistan on its part was striving to reduce tension with India on the border. (IANS)