Pak not to follow tit-for-tat policy if India conducts nuclear tests: Qureshi

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Islamabad, Sep 10 (ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that they will not follow a tit-for-tat policy if India tests a nuclear device.

"We will not follow a tit-for-tat policy, but we are fully capable of protecting our national interests," Qureshi said.

He said Pakistan was ready to cooperate with India on all issues, as it was the only sensible method to resolve differences.

"The only sensible way forward is dialogue and any other method would be suicidal," the Foreign Minister said.

He also said Pakistan and India should end their differences for the sake of peace and stability in the region.

Qureshi said the people of Kashmir should be included in the talks between Pakistan and India about Pakistan-held Kashmir. He asserted that without involvement of Kashmiris, the talks would be "a non-starter".

The Daily Times quoted him as saying that the Mumbai terrorist attacks last year had led to the suspension of talks, but hoped that the process would resume, as it was the only way to move forward to address issues.

To another question, he said Pakistan had provided evidence of the involvements of Indian intelligence agencies in Balochistan.

"Yes, the matter of Indian involvement was identified and it was acknowledged by India. We will take it up with New Delhi again but not through the media," the foreign minister said. (ANI)

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