ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has so far processed three dozen visa requests by foreign observers who are interested in watching election process in Pakistan. Briefing media persons here on Wednesday, the Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Sadiq said that 25 visas have already been issued to foreign observers in this regard. About relations with India he said there was nothing wrong in holding negotiations with a neighbour but Pakistan was not leaving its stand about UN resolution on Kashmir dispute.
Commenting on Pakistan’s policy towards Israel, the spokesman said that Islamabad policy towards Israel remains unchanged. About Pakistan’s support to a UN resolution passed the other day, which was co-sponsored by Israel, the spokesman said it was a technical resolution having no bearing on diplomatic or political relations with Israel. He said 118 member states of UN including some Muslim countries voted in favour, 29 abstained and no one opposed. The resolution deals with transfer of technology and know-how to eradicate poverty, he said, and added that no Arab country had requested Pakistan to vote against the resolution.
Asked as to why the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee issued a strong statement about nuclear assets on the occasion of launching of Hatf VII missile, the spokesman said it was in response to insinuations that were being made in some sections of the Western media about safety of these assets. He reiterated that Pakistan’s nuclear assets were safe and there was no danger of their falling into wrong hands.-SANA