Pakistan-India stalemate continues
Sfollowing TATEMENTS that have emanated both from Islamabad and New Delhi
meeting of Foreign Secretaries of the two countries on the sidelines of Heart of Asia meeting in the Indian capital, clearly indicate that the stalemate between the two neighbours continues mainly because of lacklustre attitude of the Indian Government. The only positive outcome that emerged from the meeting was rhetorical understanding to keep peopleto-people contacts intact and continue working on humanitarian issues.
It is satisfying that Pakistan side adopted a constructive and principle position during the latest interaction by conveying to the other side that Islamabad wants a structured, sustained and result-oriented comprehensive dialogue to address all the issue. As per version of Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary, there was realization on the part of India that dialogue was only way forward to discuss all the outstanding issues but this seems to be just illusion of the top diplomat of Pakistan as track record of India shows it is not sincere in discussing any issue in a substantial manner. The core issue is Jammu and Kashmir but India has never demonstrated its willingness to discuss it meaningfully and that is why all rounds of peace talks proved unproductive in the past. It has been using different pretexts to evade discussions on the issue and during the last few years it is taking refuge behind propaganda campaign of Pakistan sponsoring terrorism despite the fact that arrest of RAW agent Kulbhushan exposed real face of New Delhi before the world community. Pakistan has done well by raising the issues of its concern during meeting with Indian FS and this policy must be upheld to secure our national interests.