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Pakistan speaks on BD JI’s Abdul Quader Molla sentence

December 13, 2013 at 1:03 am | News Desk

Pakistan speaks on Abdul Quader Molla sentence
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry has said that the human rights organisations have shown concerns over awarding sentences to Jamaat-e-Islami leaders in Bangladesh.

JI’s Abdul Quader Molla is about to be hanged any time as world HR as well political groups have been raising voice against the decision of Bangladeshi government.

Foreign Office Spokesperson told media during weekly briefing that the news regarding threats by the US Defence Secretary to halt grant for Pakistan are baseless.

He said Pakistan has been continuing NATO supplies through southern routes. The spokesperson said US Defence Secretary Chuck Hegel held positive talks with Pakistani leadership during his recent visit.

He said both sides discussed wide-range of issues including drones, NATO supplies and Afghan reconciliation process. Aizaz Chaudhry said Pakistan and United States have difference of opinion on drone strikes in Pakistani territories. He, however, said there are many areas where Pakistan and US have convergence of interests. He said overall Pakistan and United States ties are on positive trajectory.

To a question, he said visit of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to New Delhi is continuation of the government’s resolve to normalize relations with India.

He said the Prime Ministers of two countries had decided that ceasefire on Line of Control must be respected and since then, by and large, both countries have avoided any mishap on LoC. He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif vowed two countries to resume dialogue, so that we can resolve our outstanding issues.

The spokesperson said Prime Minister has given the idea of institutionalize the mechanism of meeting between the two countries on National Security Advisers level to address terrorism related matters. He hoped his suggestion will positively be reciprocated.

To a question, he termed Pakistan and Iran ties as excellent and said Pakistan is fully committed to gas pipeline project between both countries.

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