National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf on Saturday said there could be no forward movement unless India takes concrete steps to reverse the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and stops sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan. In his interview with prominent Indian journalist Karan Thapar, Yusuf responded to the Indian offer to revive dialogues between India and Pakistan and highlighted Indian state-sponsored terrorism against Pakistan and its terror financing proofs. While laying out Pakistan’s position on Kashmir, Yusuf said that the government and the people of Pakistan would remain committed to the Kashmir cause till Kashmiris were granted their right to self-determination under the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. Elaborating on the offer from India to hold talks, Yusuf said that Pakistan had clearly communicated to India that it must halt demographic change in the held-Kashmir, ensure the protection of Kashmiri identity, and give Kashmiris their rights before any dialogue or talks could take place. The NSA also provided details of Indian sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan. He said Pakistan had provided a detailed dossier with evidence on Indian involvement in terrorism inside Pakistan. He provided information on Indian intelligence agency (RAW) involvement in the Johar Town blast in Lahore last month, saying that evidence of banking transactions, telephone records, and cyberattacks revealed direct involvement of India in the attacks. Yusuf also said that Indian intelligence agencies were deliberately targeting China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC) and Chinese interests in Pakistan through their terrorist proxies. Yusuf said that Pakistan had always stood for peace and Prime Minister Imran Khan had clearly said in Tashkent that Pakistan wanted to have a civilized relationship with India as a neighbour, but the Indian government’s Hindutva ideology was a stumbling block. During the interview, he questioned why people inside India were comparing Modi to Hitler? He told the Indian journalist that Pakistan was deeply concerned about India’s rogue behavior, including reports of Indian state-sponsored spying on Pakistani individuals revealed under the recent Pegasus scandal and the revelation made by the Indian foreign minister that the Modi government had politicised the FATF technical process to ensure Pakistan remains in the grey list “despite meeting almost all technical criteria”. In response to a question on whether a window of opportunity remained for Pakistan and India to move forward, Dr Yusuf said that Pakistan hoped that the possibility of moving forward remained if the Indian government realised its mistakes in Kashmir and took the right steps to reverse the situation on the ground to before August 5, 2019. “If India takes such actions and ends terrorism inside Pakistan, then both countries can work towards resolving their core issues which will benefit the common citizens of both countries,” he added. He said Pakistan is pursuing a policy of geo-economics and that is why Pakistan wanted peace and stability in Afghanistan. He said Pakistani leadership has spent over 15,000 hours in trying to convince all parties in the Afghan conflict to sit together and find a negotiated inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan for peace and stability because Pakistan did not want a protracted war in Afghanistan. The national security adviser said that Pakistan was committed to working with all regional countries that wanted peace and stability in Afghanistan. However, alluding to India, he said countries that were spoilers in Afghanistan and did not want peace in the country should desist from their negative actions. Yusuf also categorically said that India has turned Afghanistan into a terrorism hub by sponsoring anti-Pakistan terrorist groups and this was unacceptable for Pakistan.