We want result-oriented talks with India: Pak

Pakistan has reiterated that it wants a result-oriented dialogue with India to resolve long-standing issues, including Kashmir, an official said.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 12:32 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan has reiterated that it wants a result-oriented dialogue with India to resolve long-standing issues, including Kashmir, an official said.

Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit asked the international community to use its good offices with India to help settle the Kashmir dispute, the Daily Times reported.

Basit rejected New Delhi`s claim that dialogue between the two countries in July this year failed because of the non-cooperative attitude of Pakistan.

He also contradicted Indian claims that the two sides were about to sign an agreement and said the document, which was being negotiated by the two sides, contained a road map for future engagements.

He added, "It was not possible for Pakistan to agree to a document which does not contain a clear time-frame of discussions on the issues."
To a query, Basit said that Pakistan had proposed a visit by a judicial commission to India in order to move the whole trial process forward in Pakistan with regard to the Mumbai terror attack.

"The commission would most likely be a two-man entity and its scope, mandate and terms of reference are being worked out," he added.
About US demands for a military operation in North Waziristan, he said Pakistan had its own strategy to deal with terrorism and whatever it does will be in its national interests.

IANS