‘Pakistan ready to discuss all issues with India’

Pakistan on Saturday said it was ready to discuss all bilateral issues, including Kashmir, with India and stressed on enhancing people-to-people relations.

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2010, 18:20 PM IST

Hyderabad: Pakistan on Saturday said it was ready
to discuss all bilateral issues, including Kashmir, with
India and stressed on enhancing people-to-people relations.

The foundation to resume dialogue on all issues was laid
in July this year when the Foreign Ministers of the two
countries met in Islamabad, Pakistan High Commissioner to
India Shahid Malik said in an informal chat with reporters.

He was here to attend a luncheon hosted by Syed
Viqaruddin, editor of Rehnuma-e-Deccan, the oldest Urdu daily
of the city.

"We have to take forward the issues discussed or under
discussion to their logical end. In recent times, there had
been mutual cooperation from both the sides on various
matters," Malik said, without elaborating.

To a question, he said Islamabad always wants cordial
ties with India and welcomed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s
recent statement that India was not afraid to discuss Kashmir,
the most contentious issue between the two neighbours.

The Pakistan High Commission was liberal in issuing visas
to Indian visitors to the country in order to improve
people-to-people relations, Malik said.

The event was attended by editors of prominent newspapers
in the state capital.

PTI