Prime Min­is­ter Gi­lani says no com­mu­ni­ca­tion gap with In­dia

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MUS­CAT: Prime Min­is­ter Syed Yusuf Raza Gi­lani on Tues­day de­nied any com­mu­ni­ca­tion gap with In­dia on res­o­lu­tion of core is­sue of Kash­mir and other out­stand­ing is­sues, but asked it not to hold the di­a­logue process hostage to the Mum­bai in­ci­dent.

This im­pres­sion should be dis­pelled that there is lack of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Gi­lani said how­ever, pointed at lack of trust, in an in­ter­ac­tion with lo­cal Omani me­dia at his ho­tel.

Prime Min­is­ter Gi­lani said Pak­istan de­sires re­sump­tion of di­a­logue process with In­dia to re­solve all out­stand­ing is­sues and men­tioned his talks with his In­dian coun­ter­part Dr Man­mo­han Singh dur­ing which had asked him that one in­ci­dent should not be al­lowed to hold the di­a­logue process down. The Prime Min­is­ter said the res­o­lu­tion of Kash­mir is­sue was vi­tal for re­gional sta­bil­ity, adding that Pak­istan wished to dis­cuss all core is­sues in­clud­ing Kash­mir, and In­dia too had agreed upon it.

About pres­ence of ter­ror­ist groups along the Pak­istanAfghanistan border, Gi­lani said both the coun­tries re­al­ize that they are vic­tims of a com­mon en­emy. "We should com­bat ter­ror­ism with a joint strat­egy. The NATO forces and the ISAF are work­ing in con­sul­ta­tion with Pak­istan and Afghanistan to jointly com­bat ter­ror­ism." To a ques­tion re­gard­ing the is­sue of ter­ror­ism and ex­trem­ism, Gi­lani said the govern­ment was fol­low­ing the 3Ds pol­icy of di­a­logue, devel­op­ment and de­ter­rence and was mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion to curb the men­ace. He said the ter­ror­ists be­ing timid peo­ple were hit­ting the soft tar­gets but had now lost strong­hold in the ar­eas. Prime Min­is­ter Gi­lani said his visit to Oman would gen­er­ate the mo­men­tum to rein­vig­o­rate the bi­lat­eral re­la­tions in fur­ther ex­pand­ing eco­nomic and trade co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries The Prime Min­is­ter de­lib­er­at­ing on the key eco­nomic ar­eas dis­cussed with Omani lead­er­ship, said a whole gamut of eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion was dis­cussed dur­ing his meet­ing with Sul­tan Qa­boos and the Deputy Prime Min­is­ter. He said it was agreed that the two coun­tries would main­tain good co­op­er­a­tion in di­verse ar­eas in­clud­ing tex­tiles, fish­ing, ed­u­ca­tion and devel­op­ment in Gwadar.

He said his in­ter­ac­tion with Min­is­ter of Ex­ter­nal Li­ai­son gave the op­por­tu­nity to agree on multi-di­men­sional co­op­er­a­tion in de­fence and mar­itime sec­tors. -PB News

MUS­CAT: Prime Min­is­ter Syed Yusuf Raza Gi­lani meet­ing with Deputy Prime Min­is­ter for Coun­cil of Min­is­ter His High­ness Sayyid Fahd Bin Mah­moud Al-Said. -App

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