Nawaz Sharif’s adviser terms Narendra Modi’s demands as ‘nothing new’

Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD – Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on security and national affairs, Sartaj Aziz, had maintained that India made not a single new demand from Pakistan.

Aziz was addressing a press conference in Islamabad after arriving from India on Wednesday.

Replying to the questions of journalists, Aziz said “Indian demands were not new. They have not put forward this for the first time. Moreover, they only asked to complete the process and nothing else.” He was pointing at the the Mumbai Attack Trail.

Furthermore, he also said that pointing out the mistrust from both sides was in fact a mutual consent. “Both sides (Pakistan and India) had accepted that there were some mistrusts. But be very clear that India did not handed over a charge sheet. In fact Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif initiated the issue of mistrust,” he added.

Aziz also revealed that each and every issue will be taken up in agenda of coming meetings from trade to Kashmir and from terrorism to cooperation.

“The mechanism of dialogue which we have been talking about, covers all strategic issues of bilateral importance,” he said.

When asked, Aziz said that there were some lose ends in granting India the status of Most Favorited Nation (MFN) and hoped that in coming days dialogues at commerce secretaries level would address the issues from both sides.

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