Pakistan wants early resumption of composite dialogue with India

Eurasia News

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office said on Thursday that Pakistan and India should resume the composite dialogue and have meaningful result-oriented discussion on all disputes for durable peace in the region.

“Pakistan has always voiced that the two countries need to resume the dialogue process and have meaningful result-oriented discussion on all disputes particularly the Kashmir issue,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said in her weekly media briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.

The FO spokesperson also welcomed the statement of Indian foreign minister Salman Khurshid regarding resolution of bilateral outstanding issues through dialogue.

In a meeting with a delegation of Pakistani media in New Delhi on Wednesday, the Indian foreign minister said that Pakistan and India will have to find out new avenues for the resolution of all outstanding issues including Kashmir.

The Indian foreign minister said that both the countries will have to do away with their old thinking and take new measures for the solution of problems and lasting peace in the region.

Regarding intra-Kashmir trade and arrest of Azad Kashmir’s truck drivers‚ the spokesperson expressed hope that the matter will be settled down soon as Pakistan and India are in contacts.

The spokesperson also welcomed US President Barack Obama’s remarks about drones and said there is acknowledgement of Pakistan’s stance that they are counterproductive.