Islamabad: Responding to Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement of New Delhi ‘slowly closing’ the window of goodwill and dialogue with Islamabad, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Islamabad is not desperate to have a dialogue with the Indian Government, and it is New Delhi that has backed out of talks at the last minute, not his country.
Aziz said, “It is a very strange thing to say as it was decided here on December 9 that the dialogue will resume but then the Pathankot incident occurred and everything vanished into thin air.”
Aziz said that Pakistan is not desperate for talks with India as there is no restlessness on their side for a dialogue.
He, however, insisted that the south-east region can have peace provided there is coordination between the two nations.
Aziz also hinted at holding full-fledged discussions on all issues, including Kashmir and not just stick to ‘we (India) will talk if Pakistan makes some progress on terrorism.’