Saeed's house arrest has nothing to do with Pak foreign policy: Sartaz Aziz

| Updated: Feb 12, 2017 19:58 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 12 (ANI): Looking forward to better ties with the Donald Trump administration, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, has said the house arrest of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed is part of the National Action Plan (NAP) and has nothing to do with the foreign policy. His remarks come as some analysts viewed the move of detaining Saeed as an assurance to the new U.S. administration of Pakistan's obedience. While delivering a lecture on 'Pakistan's foreign policy' at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) on Saturday, Aziz said Pakistan intends to have good relations with all neighbouring countries including India, Afghanistan, China and Russia. He stressed that resumption of dialogue is necessary to resolve the Kashmir issue, adding Indian leaders have no timeframe to start dialogue with Pakistan as currently state elections are underway in India. He asserted that Pakistan will continue its efforts for bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan. (ANI)