Can’t afford another war with India: Pak
‘Kashmir Can Be Resolved Diplomatically’
Islamabad, Apr 12: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday said that Pakistan and India cannot afford another war.
Gilani said that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has shown a commitment to improve relations between the South Asian neighbours and that the issue of Kashmir can be resolved diplomatically.
He added that both countries should spend their resources improving conditions of the common man.
Gilani said Dr Singh is a “sensible and saner” person who really wants Pakistan and India to resolve their important issues.
Speaking high of Indian prime minister’s intentions to have good relations with Pakistan, Gilani said Dr Singh expressed several times during their meeting that he wanted to do “something really positive” for both the countries.
Gilani was speaking in response to a question by a senior civil servant of the 94th national management course who quoted private sources that Singh was personally spearheading for developing good relations with Pakistan.
He said Dr Singh, 78, who hailed from Punjab was highly desirous of resolving the important issues including Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek. He said the Indian prime minister also expressed his views for many times to fight the common enemies of poverty, hunger and unemployment.
Gilani said he had met Dr Singh four times officially - in Colombo in 2008, Sharm El Sheikh 2009, Bhutan 2010 and India 2011, while met unofficially for several times at different occasions.
Speaking about the wave of terrorism in the country, the prime minister said that extremists were getting their instructions from a foreign source.
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