Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Tuesday termed her recent India visit as extremely successful and said Islamabad was keen on building a new relationship with not just New Delhi but also Kabul. “We believe that peace, security and prosperity in South Asia as a whole is indivisible,” she said while briefing the National Assembly about her India visit in July-end.
Pakistan, according to Ms. Khar, wants to make the dialogue process uninterrupted and uninterruptible to create an atmosphere that would be conducive to address all issues of concern to both sides. In this connection, she referred to the breaks that have come in the process whenever dialogue between India and Pakistan gained momentum.
Of the view that Siachen and Sir Creek issues are “doable”, the Minister said Pakistan had been able to convey to India its commitment to the engagement. Stating that she told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about Pakistan Government’s bid to take all political parties into confidence ahead of her visit, she added that engagement with New Delhi was in Islamabad’s interest.
About her meeting with Kashmiri leaders in New Delhi, Ms. Khar said she reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the Kashmiri cause and said Islamabad would continue to press for associating the true representatives of Kashmiris with the dialogue process on Jammu & Kashmir.
As for her meeting with Indian opposition leaders, the Minister said she conveyed to them the across-party-lines-backing for the dialogue process in Pakistan. They, in turn, expressed satisfaction over resumption of dialogue and extended their fullest cooperation to the process. Hindu