In his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that peace and stability in Afghanistan is a shared objective for both Pakistan and the United States.
He said that Pakistan has taken number of steps for eliminating terrorism from the region and added that international community has also acknowledged the Pakistan’s efforts in this regard. Responding a question, he stated that Pakistan wants to develop better relation with USA on permanent basis and that relation based on equality.
He stated that Pakistan actively participated in second Kabul meeting in pursuance of its policy to take part in all multilateral forums geared towards peace and stability in Afghanistan.
On India, the spokesperson said Pakistan has actively raised the issue of Indian ceasefire violations along LoC and Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh was summoned to the Foreign Office to protest over the shelling and killing of innocent civilians. He said despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations.
He said despite India’s uncooperative attitude, Pakistan has continued to work for improved treatment of prisoners as a humanitarian gesture including suggesting exchange of prisoners above 60 years of age and child prisoners, below 18 years of age. Answering another question regarding Pakistanis struck in Syria, he stated that Pakistani successfully rescued from Syrian City Houta.
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