Khar will carry complete mandate of Pak: Gilani

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will carry the "complete mandate" of Pak govt and opposition, Pak PM Yousuf Raza Gilani said.

Updated: Jul 26, 2011, 23:52 PM IST

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani
Khar will carry the "complete mandate" of Pakistan`s
government and opposition during her interaction with Indian
officials, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday.

Gilani made the remarks while taking the leadership of
all political forces "into confidence on the dialogue process
with India", an official statement said.

Khar "would be able to put across Pakistan`s
perspective with confidence", he said.
34-year-old Khar, Pakistan`s youngest and first woman
Foreign Minister, travelled to New Delhi today to hold talks
with her Indian counterpart S M Krishna tomorrow.

The ministerial meeting will review talks held in
recent months by secretaries of the two countries on a wide
array of issues, ranging from commerce to counter-terrorism.

Gilani talked to top political leader on phone to take
them into confidence on the Pakistan-India talks.
He informed them of the agenda of the talks and
progress in deliberations in various sectors.

"The dialogue would cover all aspects and issues
between the two countries, including the core issue of Jammu
and Kashmir," he said.

Khar is leading the Pakistani delegation, which
includes Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and other officials
from the Foreign Ministry.

The political leaders expressed confidence and
extended complete support to the Pakistan delegation, the
statement said.

Among the leaders contacted by Gilani were PML-N chief
Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party head Imran Khan,
Maulana Fazlur Rehman of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, PML-Q
president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and MQM leader
Ishrat-ul-Ebad, who is the Governor of Sindh.

PTI