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India needs more positive approach towards us, says Pak President

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Oct 21, 2013 at 11:44am IST

New Delhi: Pakistan on Sunday said that India should alter its policy towards it even though ceasefire violations across the border in Jammu and Kashmir continue. "I think India also needs to adapt a more positive and open minded approach towards Pakistan which would help bilateral relations," President Mamnoon Hussain said.

It has also sought the United States' intervention in resolving the Kashmir issue with India. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had on Sunday met US President Barack Obama.

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Speaking in London, Sharif said, "World powers must intervene to ensure peace, calling the subcontinent a nuclear flash point."

However, the Obama administration Sunday said there has not been an "iota of change" on its policy on Kashmir which considers it a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, which is also India's position.

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"There is no question of any third party intervention. The Simla agreement made it very clear that it is a bilateral issue and we will solve it bilaterally. Prime Minsiter Manmohan Singh had said this very clearly to his Pakistan counterpart when they met in New york in September," said External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid.

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