Dialogue only way to resolve issues, not war: Gilani

Pakistan and India will have to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue as wars are no solution to any problem, PM Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Sunday.

Updated: Jul 25, 2010, 23:28 PM IST

Lahore: Pakistan and India will have to
resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue as wars are no solution to any problem, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani
said on Sunday.

Gilani made the remarks while interacting with a group of journalists here.

Pakistan believes in dialogue as there is no other way
to deal with problems confronting the people of both
countries, he said.

"Issues are only resolved through dialogue (and) not
by wars," he said, adding that India should realize this.

Replying to a question, the Prime Minister said if
anyone has credible information about the presence of Osama
bin Laden or other Al Qaida leaders in Pakistan, they must
provide it to the government so that it can take action.

Earlier, Pakistan used to be blamed for not taking
action against the terrorist leaders but now it is always
asking the US and other countries to give it the information
so that action can be taken, he said.

"The trust deficit between Pakistan and the US is
reducing," he said.

Gilani said he had telephoned former premier Nawaz
Sharif to take him into confidence on the government`s
decision to give a three-year extension to army chief Gen
Ashfaq Parvez Kayani but Sharif was travelling when the call
was made.

PTI