No change in Pakistan’s policy on trade with India: FO

Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar has clarified that there is no change in Pakistan's policy on trade with India.

In his media briefing in Islamabad today [Thursday], he said we want friendly relations with all our neighbouring countries, including India but the situation arose after the Indian illegal actions of August 2019 didn't provide conducive environment.

Regarding reduction in water flow in Chenab River, the spokesperson said the issue was raised by our Commissioner on Indus Water Treaty with his Indian counterpart and we will take all necessary steps to protect our interests.

To a question, Asim Iftikhar said we also hope that the Afghan interim government will take all necessary measures to not allow TTP using Afghan soil against Pakistan.

He said we remain in touch with Afghan interim government and will continue to take all the measures that can bring stability to Afghanistan which is in our interest.

The Spokesperson reiterated that we will keep on providing relief goods to Afghanistan in emergency situations like recent floods.

Replying to another question, he said the US authorities have extended an invitation to Pakistan to participate in a food security related meeting, being held on 18th of this month in the United States. He said we will participate in the meeting and will arrange few sideline meetings as well.

On Ukrainian crisis, the Spokesperson once again reiterated Pakistan stance that every issue should be resolved through talks.

Source: Radio Pakistan