ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday once again reiterated that its stand on drone attack was unchanged as these were counter-productive.
Foreign Office Spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in his weekly press briefing said there had been no change in Pakistan’s stand on drone attacks.
“Pakistan has not changed its stance over drone attacks and Pakistan is against drone hits because these are counterproductive,” he said
The spokesman said Pakistan had raised the issue of drone attacks at all international fora 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 had suspended Nato supplies through Torkham to protect lives of drivers of the containers.
He said there was no proposal under consideration to open Taliban office in Pakistan for dialogue with the United States; however, Pakistan was facilitating Afghan reconciliation process. Replying a question, the spokesman said Pakistan intended to facilitate withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan as it desired a smooth process in this regard.
Aizaz said Pakistan also wanted to resolve all outstanding issues including Kashmir with India through dialogue.
He said Pakistan’s stand on the Kashmir issue was clear. He said Siachen issue could also be resolved through dialogue.