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BJP can’t change legal position of Kashmir even it wins entire elections: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam has said that Indian BJP cannot change the legal position of Kashmir even it wins the entire elections. 

Foreign Office Spokesperson said that India should show flexibility on the matters of Sir Creek, Kargil and the Line of Control.
She said that Pakistan has called on India to continue the dialogue process for addressing all outstanding issues including Kashmir.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasneem Aslam was expressing these in an interview with a private news channel.
She said Pakistan will start talks on Kashmir on the basis of United Nation Security Council resolution. The Spokesperson called on India to show flexibility on the matters of Sir Creek, Kargil and Line of Control.
Tasneem Aslam also stressed on the need to hold talks for extending trade between the two countries with equal opportunities.
She said that Pakistan is waiting for the Indian reply for resuming talks because the Indian foreign secretary said during his visit to Pakistan that his visit to Pakistan is the visit of goodwill and he will report to his leadership after his return to India as then it will be decided as to how the future course will be adopted.
Tasneem Aslam said that Pakistan has legal position on the Kashmir issue and this position is on the basis of the resolutions of United Nations.
She said that all the issues between Pakistan and India came under discussion during the visit of Indian delegation to Pakistan, saying that both the countries informed of their reservations but nothing has so far been settled.
Tasneem Aslam said that world community expressed its severe reaction on the cancellation of the Indian-Pakistan dialogues while the PDP leadership has objection that the tension has increased on the Line of Control (LoC) people are being killed but dialogues are not being started.
Foreign Office Spokesperson said that it is nuclear region and the world has concern over this region. Tasneem Aslam said that India increased tension on line of control at the time when the forces of Pakistan are busy in war against terrorism.
She said that Pakistan thinks that the operation against terrorism is in the interest of the world and it cannot support the standpoint of India that India should increase tension on the eastern border of the Pakistan and Pakistan should pay heed towards this side.
Foreign Office Spokesperson said there is already understanding of both the countries on the line of control and the working boundary and there exists a mechanism in this regard.
She said that material change occurred in India but legal change did not occur in India, saying that BJP cannot change the legal position of Kashmir even it wins the entire elections. 
Foreign Office Spokesperson said India has declared Pakistan as most favoured nation for several years but the trade volume is not visible, saying that Pakistan gave proposal that there should be equal opportunities of trade for both the countries.