Pakistan not using China against India: Pak High Commissioner

Pakistan not using China against India: Pak High Commissioner

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has said that Pakistan is not using China despite the fact and there is no doubt that Islamabad and Beijing have a strategic relationship and exemplary friendship.

“However, whatever position China takes at UN is a principled position and it would be wrong to say that Pakistan is using China,” he said in an exclusive chit-chat with Indian media. 

In Pakistan, “there is a national consensus on maintaining relations with India,” he said.

“If Kashmir issue is discussed along with terrorism then matters with India will move forward,” he said, and pointed out the incidents like Kulbhushan Yadav, an Indian Navy officer arrested in Balochistan over charges of spying for the Indian intelligence agency, and the Samjhota Express are problems for bilateral relations”, he underlined.

Indian extremists carried out terror attack on the Delhi-Lahore Samjhota Express in 2007 that left 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, dead. 

“Pakistan has always opposed terrorism and we have been condemning it,” the high commissioner said.

He said that Pakistan wants better relations with India. “We are working for better relations with India,” he said. Both Pakistan and India should sit on one table to resolve their problems, he said, adding that need was there that both the countries go for talks on all issues.