Washington: The US has called for improvement in bilateral relationship between India and Pakistan, expressing concern over nuclear and missile developments in South Asia, saying a sustained and resilient dialogue process between the two neighbours is important. “We are concerned by nuclear and missile developments in South Asia,” a State Department Spokesman said when asked about the recent statement of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, 80, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program, that Islamabad has the ability to target New Delhi in five minutes.
PTI Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday accused India of ‘running away’ from talks despite Pakistan’s offer of joint-probe in the Pathankot terror attack, even as he raked up Kashmir issue, calling it an ‘unfinished agenda of partition’ and the main cause of regional tension. Addressing the joint session of the parliament at the start of the fourth year of the present parliament, Hussain said, “Despite Pakistan’s efforts for resumption of talks (with India) and its offer of joint probe in the Pathankot attack, the foreign secretary level talks are still suspended. Pakistan is concerned about it.” “We believe the main cause of tension in the region is the Kashmir issue.
It is part of unfinished agenda of partition of the sub-continent. Unless Kashmir issue is settled according to the wishes of people of Kashmir and UN resolutions, the problems of this region cannot be resolved,” he said. “We do not wish to be aggressive towards any nation and intend to participate with honesty in national and global affairs,” he said. The President said that Pakistan wanted peaceful ties with all neighbours by addressing disputes through talks.
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