Islamabad: Pakistan wants to resolve all
outstanding issues with India, including Kashmir, through
dialogue as war is not the solution to any problem, Prime
Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Sunday.
"We do not want to resolve any problems through war.
The solution of all problems is dialogue and we believe in
dialogue," Gilani said while addressing a public meeting at
Shakargarh in Punjab province.
"I`ve met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh several
times and I told him we should sit at the table and discuss
all problems and core issues, including Kashmir. I convinced
him to resume the dialogue (with Pakistan)," he said.
Pakistan wants good relations with all its neighbours
and all outstanding issues can be resolved through talks,
"Pakistan wants a permanent and lasting solution to
the Kashmir issue through dialogue and negotiations," he said.
Islamabad will convince the international community
that the Kashmir issue should be resolved according to the
aspirations of the Kashmiris, he said.
He expressed hope that the world community will help
Kashmiris get their rights.
Referring to upcoming elections in Pakistan-occupied
Kashmir, Gilani claimed polls in Jammu and Kashmir were
boycotted but all parties participate in polls in PoK.
The forthcoming elections for the PoK legislative
assembly will be fair, free and transparent to make them
credible for the international community, he said.
"I assure you that the elections will be fair, free
and impartial so the world will know that Pakistan is a
responsible nuclear power and everything is done here on merit
and in a transparent way," he said.