Pak can not shift troops from Indian border : QureshiJune 3rd, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.3 (ANI): Pakistan has said that it would not shift its forces from the Indian border to the western border along Afghanistan.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that it is impossible for Islamabad to reduce the number of troops from the Indian border, and the international community especially the western countries are aware of the fact.
“It cannot be done, and western powers are very well aware of this ’sensitivity’,” The Nation quoted Qureshi, as saying.
Commenting on the water dispute between India and Pakistan, Qureshi said the issue could create complications in future since both the countries are dependent on the same resources.
He also said that Pakistan was ready to resume bilateral talks with India sans preconditions.
“We wish to seek resumption of composite dialogue with India sans any preconditions in order to address the common problem of terrorism and other bilateral issues including Kashmir,” Qureshi said. (ANI)
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