Pakistan open for dialogue with India at any time and place: FO
In response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent statement, the Spokesman said no wedge could be drawn between the civil and military leadership of Pakistan as latter was committed to democratic process.
"The Armed forces remain committed to support democratic process in Pakistan," he said when asked to comment on Modi's statement where he said it was hard to decide whom to talk to in Pakistan on peace process - whether to the democratically elected government or 'other actors'.
The Spokesman said people of Pakistan took great pride in the armed forces for their services and sacrifices for the country.
He said strengthening people-to-people contacts with India was important, for which the two sides had been making efforts.
He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had graciously offered to provide every possible support to the Afghan refugees till their respectable return to their homeland and integration to the Afghan society.
Whether the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) was 'alive or dead' following the drone strike that killed the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhter Mansour, the Spokesman said all member countries remained committed to ensure peace in Afghanistan.
He said Pakistan was sincerely committed to play role as facilitator for Afghanistan's sustainable peace.
The Spokesman said the US Senator John McCain, who is also the Chairman of Senate's Armed Forces Committee, would be shortly visiting Pakistan.
Asked if the issue of subsidy on F-16 fighter aircraft would come under discussion with the Senator, the Spokesman said the Pak-U.S relationship was broad-based and must not be looked through the prism of F-16s only.
On membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the Spokesman said Pakistan considered that it fulfilled the criteria and credentials of membership on merit.
He said Pakistan would consider about applying for the Missile Technology Control Regime when the "time would be right".