Islamabad: The Kashmir dispute is the
"core issue" between India and Pakistan and New Delhi should
take the dialogue process between the two countries seriously,
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said here on Tuesday.
Underlining his resolve to take the Indo-Pak dialogue
process further, the Prime Minister said the Kashmir dispute
is the "core issue" between the two nations.
Gilani made the remarks during an interaction with
journalists, TV news channels reported.
"We want to take the dialogue process further," Gilani
was quoted as saying by the news channels.
The premier’s remarks came five days after talks
between the Foreign Ministers of the two countries failed to
make any headway.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said he is
unwilling to travel to New Delhi for further talks unless
India is prepared to hold a constructive and result-oriented
Gilani also spoke to the journalists on several
domestic issues, including the drive to verify the degrees of
members of the national and provincial assemblies.