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Pakistan needs more evidence to conclude Lakhvi trial: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says that Pakistan needs more evidence and information to conclude the Mumbai trial case.

He also said that no dialogue process will take place with India unless Kashmir issue is not included in it.

Speaking a news briefing in Islamabad today, he said Pakistan stays firms on its principled stance on the issue with dignity and honor and no compromise will be made on it.

He said the meeting with Indian Prime Minister in Ufa was not the formal start of any dialogue process but it served an important purpose to achieve an understanding that both neighbors must reduce tensions and hostility.

Sartaj said the Prime Minister raised the issues of Indian involvement in insurgency in Balochistan besides Samjhota express.

To a question he said ISIS has no presence in Pakistan but the government its activities need to counter effectively elsewhere.

The Advisor said the recent meeting with the Prime Minister of India was also aimed at engaging constructively in a structured dialogue on all issues of bilateral and regional interest, including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said the two sides have also agreed to revive Track II dialogue to explore ways of resolving issues that are lingering for a long time and need to be resolved in order to give peace a chance.

He said Shanghai Cooperation Organization took a unanimous formal decision to admit Pakistan into the Organization and after completing formalities like ratification of SCO documents, Pakistan will become a full-fledged member of the SCO.

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