Pakistan, India peace meeting calls for eliminating LoC tensions

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By Web Desk August 11, 2015 18:28

Pakistan, India peace meeting calls for eliminating LoC tensions

Pakistani and Indian interlocutors met in Thailand capital of Bangkok for the 16th Chaophraya Dialogue, organized by Jinnah Institute (JI) and the Australia-India Institute, and discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Pakistan delegation was headed by Senator Sherry Rehman and its members were Najmuddin Shaikh, Aziz Ahmad Khan, Shafqat Kakakhel; Lt Gen (Retd.) Tariq Ghazi, Daniyal Aziz, Salima Hashmi, Ahmer Bilal Soofi, Dr Moeed Yusuf, Dr Yaqoob Bangash, Khurram Husain, Zahid Hussain, Ahmad Rafay Alam, Fahd Humayun and Salman Zaidi.

On the other hand, the Indian group was led by Prof. Amitabh Mattoo while K.C. Singh, Jayant Prasad, Vivek Katju and G. Parthasarathy; Dr. Mohan Guruswamy, Baijayant Jay Panda, Lt Gen (Retd.) Syed Ata Hasnain, Suhasini Haider, Dr. Happymon Jacob and Dr Malika Joseph, Shoma Chaudhry and Dr Pallavi Raghavan were the rest of the members.

They highlighted the importance to uphold the ceasefire along the Line of Control and Working Boundaries while the meetings between the two countries’ National Security Agencies (NSAs), Director Generals of Military Operations (DG MOs), Director General of Border Security Force (DG BSF) and Direct General of Pakistan Rangers would end the ceasefire violations for maintaining of peace and security in the region.

The interlocutors of the two South Asian countries welcomed the joint statement  issued after the PMs meeting at Ufa, which agrees that the two states would cooperate in eliminating terrorism from the region. They urged that a mechanism should be formed to deal with terrorism in order to ensure that all bilateral issues, which are to be resolved through dialogue, do not disrupted by such incidents.

They expressed their delight that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had accepted his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif’s invitation to attend the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

The Pakistani and Indian delegations extended their support for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan and urged their respective governments to promote their shared objectives wherever it can.

They have also asked the international bodies to strengthen the National Unity Government and improve the level of economic assistance provided to Afghanistan.

They welcomed the National Unity Government’s enhanced efforts to protect human rights and promote the role of women in all spheres of life in Afghanistan.

The interlocutors showed their concern Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Afghanistan and the region and requested Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and other countries of the region to join efforts, including intelligence sharing, joint plans and assistance to concerned Afghan agencies to counter this threat.



Web Desk
By Web Desk August 11, 2015 18:28
  • Raju

    UN observers must now take strict action against a sudden spike both in terms of intensity, caliber escalation and air space violations by India had been observed along the LoC and Working Boundary. Pakistan patience is running out…India has to pay heavy price for all it’s misdeeds.

  • Amanda Buston

    The subject of international politics and the very prospects of the international relations keeps on moving with the old mythology of “yesterday’s enemies are today’s friends”. The latest example can be quoted as the historical deal between the western bloc and Islamic bloc (US and Iran) the nuclear deal. So why not to expect some positive developments in case of India and Pakistan when both are regional players and shares a common border. Pakistan and India are neighbors therefore it is necessary for both the leaders of the states to sek for a common platform where bothe the countries can make the fullest utilization and try to resolve the lingering issues between the two. So that to maintain the regional peace and integrity in longer way.

  • Sataish

    Peace is the utmost and absolute
    desire of the residents of South Asia. People on both the sides emphasize on
    table talks not the use of the force. There are continuous series of violations
    of the LoC and working lines. At one day, there is a shake hand in front of the
    whole international community at Ufa while after couple of hours, cross border
    violation. Why India crafts one excuse or the other to refuse diplomatic
    channels whenever it is invited by Pakistan. After escalating tensions
    intentionally, then India tactfully makes an offer to talk. India really needs
    to get out of its traditional “Greater India” and accepts Pakistan as a sovereign
    nation state. There is a dire need to settle down the issues with talks despite
    of heightening up tensions at the borders. Nuclear is one of the fundamental deterrent
    element which exists in between the two.

  • Sereen

    Peace always prevail among equals. India aspires to become regional hegemonic power through domination of smaller countries. Unfortunately, the pattern of domination is against global norms and standards. India has has to respect territorial integrity as well as sovereign equality of other states including Pakistan. It will pay a way towards regional stability which will be long lasting in its real sense.

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