Deadlock in Pakistan-India relations ended to some extent: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD : Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Monday said that deadlock in Pakistan India relations  has eased to some extent.

Talking to the newsmen after attending a conference in Islamabad, he said that Indo-Pakistan delegations talked on Heart of Asia Conference during Paris visit however, no discussion on the issue of cricket series was taken place in Paris. He said a reply in this regard is expected today from the BCCI.

The minister said that Indian external affairs Minister Shushma Swaraj is arriving in Islamabad tomorrow to attend the conference. She will also call on Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif for meeting.

Sartaj Aziz said various matters with focus on resumption of composite dialogue process between the two countries will be discussed during talks with the Indian Minister.

To a question, the Advisor said the Afghan president is also arriving in Pakistan on Wednesday.

Earlier during his speech in the session, Sartaj Aziz termed the community’s assistance in the development of society and the whole country as crucial. He further assured to take steps for the unity of the nation.

He said that Benzair Income Support program is helping as many as 55 lac people financially.

Moreover, the minister said that Pakistan is working on controlling after effects of natural disasters by taking it as a challenge.



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