Advisor: (Deadlock in Pak-India relations eased to some extent: Sartaj Aziz)

December 6, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that deadlock in Pakistan India relations has eased to some extent.

Talking to newsmen here on Monday, he said Indian external affairs Minister Shushma Swaraj is arriving in Pakistan today (Tuesday) to attend the Heart of Asia Conference. He said she will also call on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

He said various matters with focus on resumption of composite dialogue process between the two countries will be discussed during talks with the Indian Minister. To a question, he said the Afghan president is also arriving in Pakistan on Wednesday.

Earlier, addressing the 8th South Asia Economic Summit, he expressed confidence that Pakistan will achieve sustainable development goals recently set by the United Nations for next 15 years.

He said though Pakistan could not achieve some of the millennium development goals (MDGs), yet now it is well poised to achieve the economic targets set by the world body.

Sartaj Aziz said the government has taken necessary measures for the progress and prosperity in rural areas, as it is vital for sustainable development. He said Benazir Income Support program is providing financial assistance to five point five million people across the country purely on merit. He said organized efforts are also now being made for disaster management and meet the challenges posed by the climate change.