No breakthrough expected in resumption of dialogue with India : FO

Published December 4, 2014
Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam. — Photo courtesy Press Information Department
Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam. — Photo courtesy Press Information Department

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Foreign Office said on Thursday that there is no immediate breakthrough expected in resumption of bilateral dialogue with India.

Responding to queries by media representatives at a weekly news briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said Pakistan believes that peace and stability in the region is important for development. However, there is no immediate break through expected in resumption of bilateral dialogue with India.

She further said that Pakistan acted in good faith and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accepted invitation from India to attend oath taking ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Speaking about the possible visit by US President Barrack Obama later on this month, Aslam said that as of yet, Obama is not scheduled to visit Pakistan after his trip to India.

On Afghanistan she refuted reports that Pakistan is interfering in Afghanistan’s internal affairs and hopes that other countries would do the same.

She confirmed that few suspects have been taken into custody on the suspicion of walk chalking for Islamic State (IS) group in Multan and other parts of the country. She said that the suspects are not from IS and investigations are underway.

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