Talks with Pak within purview of Shimla agreement: PM

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Sunday asked Pakistan to desist from indulging in cross-border terrorism and declared that it would never be allowed to gain control over Kashmir. Gujarat violence must end

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Sunday asked Pakistan to desist from indulging in cross-border terrorism and declared that it would never be allowed to gain control over Kashmir.

Speaking at a function marking the completion of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P K Dhumal`s four years in office, Vajpayee said Pakistan was under pressure to heed to the chorus aganist terrorism.

He said Pakistan, which could not retain control over Muslim-dominated East Pakistan, now talks of gaining control over Kashmir.

The Prime Minister added that any talks with Pakitsan would have to be held within the purview of the Shimla and the Lahore agreements.
Vajpayee also announced a slew of development programmes on the occasion.
Bureau Report

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