Raking up the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said it is the "main source of tension" in relations between India and Pakistan and sought its peaceful resolution to explore new ways to bolster bilateral ties.
Pakistan`s military said on Saturday that its forces were systematically moving ahead in North Waziristan as two key militant villages were captured with more terrorists being eliminated and dislodged from their bases.
At least 20 suspected militants were killed today in a US drone attack in Pakistan`s troubled North Waziristan tribal region, where the military is mounting a major offensive to clear the area of the Taliban bases.
Former Pakistan prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani criticised ex-Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani for not launching a military operation against militants in the restive North Waziristan during his tenure.
Drone strikes in Pakistan resumed after a six-month hiatus, days before the military launched an air campaign on June 15 to drive Pakistani Taliban militants out of the remote border region of North Waziristan.
Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Monday visited troops battling militants in North Waziristan and vowed to chase and hunt down terrorists from their sanctuaries across the country till they are eliminated.