Pakistan said connected Friday (April 2) that it ne'er shied distant from "meaningful" talks with India but the normalisation of ties was linked with India revisiting its 2019 determination to revoke the peculiar presumption of Jammu and Kashmir.
Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri was asked astir the Cabinet's determination to not let the import of fabric and sweetener aft it was approved by a high-level body.
He said, “the Federal Cabinet deferred the Economic Coordination Committee’s (ECC) determination to import sugar, fabric and fabric yarn from India” due to the fact that “normalisation" of relations with India would not beryllium imaginable without India revisiting its determination to revoke the peculiar presumption of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan connected Thursday rejected the connection of the high-powered committee to import fabric from India, with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi asserting that determination tin beryllium nary normalisation of ties until New Delhi reverses its determination successful 2019 to revoke the peculiar presumption of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan's U-turn connected Thursday came a time aft ECC, nether newly-appointed Finance Minister Hammad Azhar, recommended importing fabric and sweetener from India, lifting a astir two-year-long prohibition connected its import from the neighbouring state amidst tensions implicit the Kashmir issue.
India has said that it desires mean neighbourly relations with Pakistan successful an situation escaped of terror, hostility and violence. India has said the onus is connected Pakistan to make an situation escaped of panic and hostility.
India has besides told Pakistan that “talks and terror” cannot spell unneurotic and has asked Islamabad to instrumentality demonstrable steps against panic groups liable for launching assorted attacks connected India.
The Foreign Office spokesperson said determination is nary alteration successful Pakistan’s "principled position" connected the Jammu and Kashmir issue, however, Islamabad was not against "meaningful" talks to resoluteness the outstanding issues.
“Pakistan has ne'er shied distant from talks and has ever underscored the request for a ‘meaningful dialogue’ and peaceful solution of each outstanding issues with India, including the halfway contented of Jammu and Kashmir,” helium said.
“Our tendency for determination bid has been intelligibly spelt retired by Prime Minister Imran Khan connected a fig of occasions stating that, ‘If India takes 1 measurement towards peace, Pakistan volition instrumentality two,” helium said.
He said the caller statements by Pakistani enactment showed Pakistan’s tendency for bid and information successful the portion but the onus is connected India to make a conducive situation for a meaningful and result-oriented dialogue.
Ties betwixt India and Pakistan nose-dived aft a panic onslaught connected the Pathankot Air Force basal successful 2016 by panic groups based successful Pakistan. Subsequent attacks, including 1 connected an Indian Army campy successful Uri, further deteriorated the relationship.
The ties strained further aft India''s warplanes pounded a Jaish-e-Mohammed violent grooming campy heavy wrong Pakistan connected February 26, 2019, successful effect to the Pulwama panic onslaught successful 2019 successful which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.
India's determination to revoke the peculiar presumption of Jammu and Kashmir successful 2019 angered Pakistan, which downgraded diplomatic ties with India and expelled the Indian High Commissioner successful Islamabad. Pakistan besides snapped each aerial and onshore links with India and suspended commercialized and railway services.