India doesnot want result orientated dialogues with Pakistan: Ambassador

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India doesnot want result orientated dialogues with Pakistan: Ambassador

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit Sunday ruled out any possibility of full scale war between India and Pakistan, emphasizing that India had to resolve all the outstanding issues with Pakistan including the issue of Kashmir.

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He said the war was not an option between the two neighbouring countries and stressed that such concepts should not be given attention.

He said Pakistan wanted a peaceful resolution of all the outstanding issues with India, but the latter was evading result oriented talks.

During an interview aired by a private Tv channel, the High Commissioner said the framework for the negotiations had already been reached by both countries in last year, the only thing way forward was the modus operandi over its implementation.

Basit also dismissed the scope of limited war as talked by the Indian hawks. "Hope the good sense will prevail and through diplomacy, we would be able to defuse the tensions," he added.

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He said Pakistan always wanted good ties with its neighbor which was vital for the regional peace, but India was not serious in peaceful resolution of the issues.

Pak High Commissioner to a question said unfortunately, India wanted to talk over other issues sans IoK and disrupted all moves for peaceful settlement of the issues.

He said India objected to his talks with the Hurriyat Conference leaders and later Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz's visit to India was cancelled.

Trust could not be built between the two countries till resolution of the Kashmir issue, he added.

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About the grave human rights situation in IoK, Basit said during Prime Minister Sharif's address, Uri incident occurred and then came the false claims of surgical strikes. All these ploys were made to divert international attention from the serious situation in IoK.

He lamented that during these happenings, the blood of innocent Kashmiris spilled over in the IoK.

But the voices within India were raised and even the political parties questioned the Indian government's claims of surgical strikes.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had termed it as a gimmick by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government.3

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He said the critics within India viewed such hawkish approach by the BJP-government as directly influenced by the upcoming local elections.

The Indian foreign policy towards Pakistan was a manifestation of such compulsions, he opined and added that Modi's government had been elected on an agenda of his national development.

About threatening calls, Basit said that he had informed the Indian Foreign Office about it and yet waiting for its response.

He informed that security had been beefed up by the Indian authorities.