Islamabad: Pakistan desires peaceful ties with its neighbours, including India, and will work to strengthen the dialogue process that is already underway to resolve problems like the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister-elect Raja Pervez Ashraf said on Friday.
"We want peaceful ties with our neighbours Afghanistan, Iran and India. We desire good relations in our region on the basis of the philosophy of peaceful co-existence," Ashraf said during his first address in the National Assembly or lower house of parliament following his election.
"We are ready to strengthen the process of talks that is underway to solve all problems, include the Kashmir issue," he said while focussing on Pakistan's foreign policy and the regional situation.
Speaking less than an hour after he was elected the premier during a special session of the National Assembly, Ashraf made it clear that Pakistan intended to play a key role in neighbouring Afghanistan as the US begins moving toward a drawdown of troops in the war-torn country....more
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New Delhi: Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday for talks on Thursday affirming that he was hopeful of a "positive outcome" but it was clear that India was not expecting any breakthrough given the "trust-deficit" post Mumbai terror attacks. "It is good to be back. I have come here to bridge the differences. I am hopeful of a positive outcome," said Bashir, who is heading...
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