Pakistan welcomes US mediation offer for reviving talks with India

Islamabad, (IINA) - Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria Wednesday said that Pakistan welcomed the United States mediation offer for the restoration of peace talks with India, APP reported.

Zakaria said United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres had made a similar offer which was also hailed by Pakistan. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif also wanted peaceful relations with the neighboring countries for economic development in the region, he said.

The spokesman said Pakistan wanted to resolve all disputes with India including Kashmir through dialogue.

He said the entire world knew that Pakistan itself was a victim of terrorism and India was behind it. Indian intelligence agent Kulbhushan Yadav's confession statement was its clear proof, he added.

Zakaria said that it was a well-established fact that India was trying to destabilize Pakistan through different activities. India, he said, had been rejecting mediation by any country because it did not want peace in the region, rather it desired to have its hold. The spokesman said that India had been perpetrating state terrorism on innocent people of occupied Kashmir.

Source: International Islamic News Agency