‘Pakistan is building confidence with India’

Pak is making headway in building confidence with India, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar said.

Last Updated: Jul 05, 2011, 22:55 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan is making headway in
building confidence with India though it will take more time
to restore complete normalcy in bilateral relations, Minister
of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar said on Tuesday.

Khar, who is expected to be elevated to a full-fledged
minister ahead of her visit to New Delhi later this month,
made the remarks while interacting with the media on the
sidelines of an official function at the Foreign Service
Academy here.

She said relations with India were improving and
expressed the hope that her upcoming visit to India will be
fruitful.

Asked about Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s
recent statement that Pakistan should `leave Kashmir alone`,
Khar said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had spelt out
Pakistan`s position on the Kashmir issue.

"We do not believe in reactionary diplomacy and we
will reply at the right time," she said.

Khar said Pakistan- Afghanistan relations too had
improved significantly.

PTI