Islamabad: Building upon the recent talks
between President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh, Pakistan on Thursday said it was looking forward to resolving
all issues, including Kashmir, through dialogue.
"Both President Zardari and Prime Minister Singh,
following their meeting (on April 8), reiterated their mutual
desire to have a pragmatic and practical dialogue process and
move forward towards resolving all the core issues which
continue to bedevil our relations," Foreign Office spokesman
Abdul Basit said during a weekly news briefing.
He said this reiteration of the commitment by the two
leaders would "help push the peace and dialogue process
forward because at the end of the day, the effectiveness,
importance or credibility of any dialogue process hinges on
Pakistan is looking forward to achieving results through
the dialogue, he said adding Islamabad is hopeful that as the
dialogue process moves forward, the two countries will be able
to move beyond confidence-building measures as it is important
for them to "settle issues and move forward".
Zardari had made a day-long private visit to India, where
he met Prime Minister Singh over lunch and offered prayers at
a Sufi shrine in Ajmer.
The two leaders reviewed the ongoing peace process during
Zardari was the first Pakistani head of state to visit
India since 2005.
Basit noted that Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar had
expressed the hope that the India-Pakistan dialogue would be
"uninterrupted and result-oriented".