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No proposal under consideration to open Taliban office in Pakistan: FO
 
 
 

Foreign Office on Thursday said that no proposal is under consideration for opening the office of Taliban in Pakistan.
Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in his weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday said there is no proposal under consideration to open Taliban office in Pakistan for dialogue with the United States; however‚ Pakistan is facilitating Afghan reconciliation process.
To a question‚ the spokesman said Pakistan intends to facilitate withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan as it desires a smooth process in this regard.
Chaudhry said that Pakistan is bound under international obligations to assist in withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan.
He said Pakistan is against drone strikes because these are counterproductive.
He said Pakistan has raised the issue of drone attacks at all international forums including the United Nations and Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz also raised the issue with US special envoy during his recent visit to Islamabad.
The spokesman said the United States has suspended NATO supplies through Torkham to protect lives of the container drivers.
He said that the United States is using other routes following sit-ins by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to block NATO supplies in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Chaudhry said that supplies may resume through KPK after situation normalizes.
Aizaz Ahmed said Pakistan also wants to resolve all outstanding issues including Kashmir with India through dialogue.
He said Pakistan’s' stand on the Kashmir issue is clear.
He said that Siachen issue can also be resolved through dialogue.

 
 
 
 
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