There would be no peace in the region until the issue of Kashmir is resolved, Pakistan said on Friday.
It was stated during a National Security Committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during which matters pertaining to national security and foreign policy were discussed, Sharif's office said in a statement.
"The participants reiterated that regional peace and progress was directly linked to resolution of all outstanding issues including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir," the statement said.
The meeting was attended by defence minister Khawaja Asif, finance minister Ishaq Dar, interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, adviser to PM on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz and national security advisor, Lt Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua.
Chairman joint chiefs of staff committee general Zubair Mahmood Hayat, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, chief of naval staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, chief of air staff, Sohail Aman and director general ISI Lt Gen. Naveed Mukhtar also attended the meeting. PTI