Want to resolve all issues with India: Pak

Last Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 19:51

Islamabad: Amidst strain in bilateral ties arising out of ceasefire violations, Pakistan Thursday said it wants to resolve all issues with India, including tensions along the Line of Control, through talks as dialogue is the best way to address such matters.

Islamabad wants to sort out all issues with New Delhi, particularly ceasefire violations along the LoC, Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan told a weekly news briefing.

The remarks came in the backdrop of two Indo-Pak engagements been put off this month.

There are concerns on both sides but the best way is to resolve issues through dialogue, Khan said in response to a question about tensions on the LoC.

"There is an established mechanism and Pakistan has been urging India to resolve the issue through that mechanism," Khan said.

He reiterated that Pakistan desires to resolve all issues with India through talks and in a constructive manner as dialogue is the best way to address such matters.
Tensions between India and Pakistan increased following a string of clashes between troops along the 742-km LoC earlier this month.

Two India soldiers were killed in the worst violations of the ceasefire that was put in place in late 2003.

Pakistan has claimed that three of its soldiers were also killed.
The scheduled January-end Indo-Pak Secretary-level meeting on waters, including differences over the Tulbul navigation project in Jammu and Kashmir, had been cancelled ove what officials in New Delhi said was "scheduling issues".

Earlier, Pakistan Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim called off a scheduled visit to India to attend a business meet later this month in Agra.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 19:51

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