Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit farewell article in Times of India

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit farewell article in Times of India
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Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has said that it is time for India and Pakistan to return to the negotiating table without preconditions.

He expressed these views in an article he wrote for Times of India upon the end of his tenure as High Commissioner in India.

He said it is incumbent to maintain peace and tranquility along the LoC and settlement of disputes such as Siachen and Sir Creek is very important to build a permanent peace between the two countries.

Abdul Basit said that Pakistan is not oblivious to menace of terrorism and operations such as "Zarb-i-Azb" and "Raddul Fasaad" are the examples of its determination to take the counter-terrorism drive to its logical conclusion.

He said it is imperative to find an amicable solution to the Kashmir dispute that is also acceptable to Kashmiris.

The envoy said Pakistan is not interested in arms race but will maintain the credibility of its full spectrum deterrence under all circumstances.

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