Indian signals discouraging: Gilani
Islamabad, Feb 18: The Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said the signals emanating from India were not encouraging.
Gilani told Richard Holbrooke, the US special envoy for the Afghan-Pak region, who called on him here that Pakistan, was hopeful about resumption of the stalled composite dialogue process with India. “We are committed to peace in the region,” Gilani said.
The Pakistan Prime Minister informed Holbrooke that relations between India and Pakistan should not become hostage to the activities of militants, who were the common enemy.
For lasting peace in the region, the prime minister said both countries must address core issues, including the Kashmir and water disputes.
Ever since India, earlier this week, invited Pakistan for foreign secretary-level talks, Pakistan has been insisting on resuming the composite dialogue that New Delhi suspended in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
However, earlier this month India expressed its desire to resume stalled dialogue process and the foreign secretary-level talks would be held in New Delhi on Feb 25. India has said they will focus on countering terror but other issues of mutual concern will also be discussed.
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