With yet no clarification of bilateral talks between India and Pakistan, Pakistan’s adviser on foreign affairs to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sartaj Aziz, today at the Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference in Aritsar said that the country’s focus is on modern, state of the art infrastructure including through China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Citing the growing need of regional transport, the adviser to the Pakistan PM said that Pakistan is building its national rail and energy transmission network.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquired Sartaj Aziz about his Pakistan counterpart and Aziz, in exchange conveyed the Pakistan PM’s greetings to Modi, at the Heart of Asia summit in Amritsar.
Aziz had preponed his visit to Amritsar, and flew into the country on Saturday evening instead of Sunday morning and attended a grand dinner, yesterday, organised by PM Narendra Modi for all delegates.
In the wake of frequent cross-border attacks amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan across the border in Kashmir, the neighboring country had asserted that it is ready to talk with India and concerns relating terrorism from Pakistan, within the framework of a comprehensive dialogue agreed during the last year’s Heart of Asia.
Claiming that his presence at the conference indicates Pakistan’s interest for bilateral talks between the two countries, Aziz also clarified that issues related to Kashmir or any bilateral issue with India would not be raised by the country at the Afghan forum.